Friday, March 29, 2013

Home Made Calamine Lotion

I found this recipe at Nourishing Joy and had to share it with you. This would be perfect for storing in our medical supplies.  You can mix up the powdered ingredients and store them in a bottle and then when you need some just pour s little into a bowl and add water, glycerin (optional) and essential oils (optional). That way your only using what you need. 

 

Recipe #1

1/4 cup zinc oxide
1/2 teaspoon iron oxide
4 teaspoons bentonite clay
4 teaspoons baking soda or 2 teaspoons calcium hydroxide (“cal” can be found in Latino groceries)
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon glycerin (optional)
3-4 drops lavender essential oil or other antibacterial essential oil (optional)

Recipe #2

1/4 cup zinc oxide
4 teaspoons pink Kaolin clay
4 teaspoons baking soda or 2 teaspoons calcium hydroxide
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon glycerin (optional)
3-4 drops lavender, peppermint, camphor, tea tree, or other antibacterial/antipuretic essential oil (optional)

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.