Monday, July 16, 2012

Homemade Calamine Lotion

I found this great recipe for itchy rashes and bug bites however I replaced one ingredient: Witch Hazel -for- Water for a longer shelf life.

-1 tablespoon sea salt
-1 tablespoon baking soda
-1 tablespoon bentonite clay-15 drops essential oils (use one or a combination of lavender, geranium, chamomile, yarrow, peppermint, and tea tree)
-enough **Witch Hazel**  to form a paste (original recipe called for 'water')
1. In a small glass or ceramic bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
2. Slowly mix in the water until a smooth paste forms, then add the essential oils.
3. Use as you would calamine lotion and apply directly to affected area.

1 comment:

  1. Right now, I am scratching a flea bite on a toe and wish I had some of this concoction!