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Parched Parts? Consider Petroleum.

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

January 28th, 2024  |  6 Comments

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Winter. While it’s beautiful, it can certainly wreak havoc on our skin, especially the delicate, oft-exposed skin on our fingertips.

Forget to wear gloves — even just once — and one may spend weeks trying to heal the damaged skin. In fact, some people spend months coping with the frustration, pain and unsightly appearance of their parched parts.

Rough, cracked fingertips and cracked, peeling lips — worse in winter — are problems I often encounter in my practice. I’ve even had clients who have resorted to using super glue to close the gaping fissures on their fingers.

My friends, homeopathy holds a much more polite and practical approach than glue!

Let’s add Petroleum 200 to our list of must-have medicines for our homeopathy kit. Generally utilized once every other day until very much better, Petroleum 200 is known to address even long-lasting complaints. Through clinical experience, I’ve seen folks who’ve had rough, dry, cracked skin issues for decades experience a return to healthy skin.

I’ve written before about Petroleum’s efficacy in It Cracks Me Up! How to Cure Dry Skin Without Over Thinking and a podcast of my own experience with cracking fissures around my eye in Here an Itch, There an Itch, Everywhere an Itch-Itch.

I’ve even provided some first-hand accounts of students just like you whose eczema was benefitted by Petroleum. (See A Show of Hands and Look What You Can Do for Free Folks.)

Even my little poodle, Buster, experienced healing in his parched pads with Petroleum.

Petroleum may also be considered for folks with eruptions on their scalp or sensitive skin that feels as if a cold breeze were blowing on the sufferer.

I even referred to Petroleum as a medicine to study when plagued with seasickness or persistent nausea that may also be marked by excessive salivation, vomiting, dizziness or headache.

In fact, the use of Petroleum for motion sickness goes back in time so far that in Boericke’s materia medica, it is mentioned for “ailments from riding in carriages or ships.” Only later were cars added.

And that brings up an excellent point to mention. Homeopathy has such provenance, such stability! These medicines have been used for so long that they are often described with unfamiliar nomenclature.

For instance, if one were to peruse an older repertory or materia medica, one might find references to “quinsy” (sore throat), “tetters” (eczema), “rheumatism” (backache), “lumbago” (lower backache) and “catarrh” (nasal or throat mucus).

How lucky are we to have a medical paradigm with evidence of this length of track record? Using a proven medicine demonstrating over two hundred years of success sure beats becoming a guinea pig for Big Pharma. Wouldn’t you agree?

Pass on the good news of homeopathy! This is the medicine everyone is looking for. We can’t keep it a secret!



Joette Calabrese



P.S. If skin issues are an issue for you or your loved ones, consider my course, Skin, The Ugly Truth: Safe, Effective Treatment of Skin Ailments, Chronic or Acute, with Homeopathy. Take a deep dive into the nuances of dealing with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, ringworm, rashes, warts and even vitiligo. Blog posts are a good start, but learning as much as you can about specific homeopathic medicines and protocols will supercharge your success rate.

And remember — all my Mighties (Joette’s Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases.

1/28/24 Parched Parts? Consider Petroleum.


I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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6 thoughts on “Parched Parts? Consider Petroleum.”

  1. Sarah says:

    Can Petroleum 30c be used for the same purpose? I can’t find 200 anywhere. Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Potency matters.

    2. Tracey Davis says:

      Sarah, Boiron has Petroleum 200CK available through the link in the article. I just ordered some. And if you use the coupon code “Joette” (without the quotation marks), you’ll receive 20% off! Win-win!

  2. Isobel Dougan says:

    Having grown up with homeopathy and now aged 81 and still using it daily but I did not know how good petroleum is for dry skin etc…thank you for all the tips and also the remedy cards… appreciate having them … Having left the UK 40 years ago I still cant believe how slow North Americans are in using Homeopathy. God’s answer to all ailments!!
    Thanks yo for your weekly news updates

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Big Pharma is a much greater influence here. The US and New Zealand are the only 2 countries allowed to advertise on TV.
      People are greatly influenced by what they hear and see regardless of how obvious it is to us.

  3. candi browne says:

    Thank you so much ! This one came at just the moment when I am addressing lose of hair with a persistent itching of my scalp with some eruptions. Have Petroleum 30 & will order Petroleum 200. Also, generally have dry skin.
    Want to mention how much I am missing the homeopathic eye remedies from Similisan. For years they have helped me. Taken off the shelves for some reason. It occurred to me that having the homeopathic remedies listed on the bottles I still have -I could take those remedies by mouth. I did that for COMPLETE EYE and have seen a great benefit in my vision.Thank you Joette for being so steadfast in your passion for homeopathy. candi

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