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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.