Mom’s relief after $90 facial oil helped reduce her four-year-old girl’s deep scar in just five weeks after traumatic dog bite
- A mother has used a skin oil in five weeks to heal her daughter’s scars
- Prue Floyd’s daughter Emilia was bitten by the family dog in a freak accident
- The bite left scars from the four-year-old’s left ear to the bottom of her nose
- Nila Botanics Life Skin Illuminating Oil was used to lift the appearance of the scars
Four-year-old Emilia was bitten in the face by the family dog in August in a freak accident while playing in a backyard, leaving a deep scar on the left side of her jaw.
Her Melbourne mother Prue Floyd, 33, rushed to her daughter’s side to find her and a friend’s deaf dog in shock before paramedics arrived to take the child to hospital.
Emilia had accidentally fallen on the back of the 10-year-old Dalmatian x Staffordshire terrier who bit her in a ‘knee jerk’ reaction.
After reconstructive surgery and sutures, Prue turned to organic skincare brand Nila Botanics, which made the scars less visible after five weeks, much to her relief.
Four-year-old Emilia (pictured) was bitten by the family dog while playing in the backyard
The dog had bitten the entire left side of her tiny face, scarring from her ear to the bottom of her nose (left). But Melbourne mom Prue Floyd, 33, started using the Nila Botanics Life Skin Illuminating Oil which lightened the look of the scars after five weeks (right)
“It looked like a crime scene,” Prue told FEMAIL.
“We never had any problems before, the dog often slept next to the children, but unfortunately we had to put him to sleep the next day… I didn’t tell Emilia why.”
Prue turned to the Nila Botanics Life Skin Illuminating Oil after a mutual friend recommended the brand.
After four weeks, the Nila Botanics Life Skin Illuminating Oil (pictured) thinned the scar tissue and markings near her mouth
The $90 product thinned out the scar tissue and the marks near her mouth are almost unnoticeable.
“I’ll keep using it and order more when I’m running low because I’m honestly so shocked, like the front of her face was a hole. And now you can barely see the scar,” Prue said.
The brand initially sold hair care products when Melbourne founder Rochelle Currie, 32, suffered postpartum hair loss in 2018.
“I was rediscovering oil hair treatments that my grandmother would use for me, turning the remedies into products,” she told FEMAIL.
“But after we launched, a customer used the products on her skin and suggested expanding the range to include skin care.
In 2020, she reformulated the brand with a huge array of skincare options now available online.
An essential ingredient found in several purchases is coconut to nourish and hydrate the skin for deep hydration.
Nila Botanics initially sold hair care products when Melbourne mother and founder Rochelle Currie, 32, (pictured) suffered from hair loss after childbirth in 2018
Despite the traumatic experience, Prue said her daughter “hasn’t changed” and is excited to start school next year.
“We talk to her about her scars and she knows it’s there, but she’s not hiding it,” she said.
Just a week and a half after the ordeal, Emilia also wanted a puppy-themed doggy party to celebrate her fifth birthday.