By Rita Balshaw, author of Hippies in the City
Some store bought calamine lotion brands contain nasty ingredients, including synthetic fragrances and parabens. I speak to many health conscious mothers across our Perfect Potion stores. A popular subject of interest is how to treat common aliments for children, these include natural remedies for skin conditions, heat rashes, chicken pox, burns and bites. The following natural “Calamine Lotion” recipe is an easy to make homemade, natural remedy that works a treat to alleviate itching, redness and inflammation.
2 tbs pink clay
2 tbs bicarb soda
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tbs 50ml rose water
Use a teaspoon to mix all the ingredients in a small dish, slowly add in the rose water until a smooth paste consistency is achieved. Transfer the paste to a clean jar and refrigerate to keep for 3 to 5 days. Apply this soothing lotion to the affected areas and allow to dry before rinsing in a warm bath using Top To Toe Wash. Applying an additional healing ointment like the Protect and Repair Balm is an absolute genesis for helping to further soothe and heal skin irritation.
To learn more D.I.Y recipes book into one of our D.I.Y Skincare workshops.
D.I.Y Skincare Workshop
Our skin reflects the state of our internal health and our emotional well-being. In our hands-on D.I.Y Natural Skincare discovery night you will:
- Learn to formulate skincare that comes from the natural world
- Discover the best essential oils to benefit your skin and how to use them in your skincare products
- Be given guidelines and recipes on how to make: cleansers, toners, moisturisers, masks, ointments, balms, scrubs and bath products
- Take home a D.I.Y skincare product