Skin irritation can lead to itching. Irritation could be triggered by many reasons. Irrespective of the cause, here’s a DIY Anti-Itch you can use to soothe your skin.
Insect bites, bug bites, poison ivy, allergies and what not! Skin irritation happens due to various reasons and one common denominator for all that when it happens – itching. Itching can be embarrassing or irritating and even debilitating at times. So, here’s a simple, natural and easy DIY Anti-Itch cream that I learned from my friend and works wonders.
Insect bites can’t really be avoided especially during summers, or with kids around. What about mosquitos? Don’t even get me started about it! Then there are times when skin is irritated and turns out itchy if we eat something probably due to additives, etc. For all these issues, an anti-itch cream comes in handy, as it can soothe and calm your skin.
Not just that, sometimes the detergents can cause an itch. There are different reasons and at times you can’t really help what with eating out and buying household products. Besides, it can also work as a remedy and bring about faster relief. Isn’t it great? In other words, it is a must in every home and will soothe you in no time, when the urge to itch strikes you! So, let’s take a look at the ingredients first.
Zinc Oxide Powder – 1 Tbsp.
Bentonite Clay – 2 Tbsp.
Sea Salt – ½ Tbsp (Powdered)
Epsom Salt – ½ Tbsp.
Witch Hazel – 1 Tbsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Peppermint Essential Oil – 15 Drops
In a mixing bowl, add the Zinc Oxide, Baking Soda, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Bentonite Clay and mix well.
Now, start adding Witch Hazel to get a creamy consistency.
You can also added distilled water, if you don’t want to add Witch Hazel alone for the mixture.
Now, add the essential oils and mix well.
Store in a sterilized jar.
This lasts for 2 weeks if you use Witch Hazel and only a week if you add Distilled Water.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can prepare a larger quantity of this mixture without adding the wet ingredients – Witch Hazel and (or) Distilled Water. Whenever you need, scoop out required quantity of powder and prepare the cream with Witch Hazel. This way, it will last longer.
You can use Eucalyptus Oil or Tea Tree Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil or Chamomile Essential Oil, instead of Peppermint Essential Oil.
Depending on your purpose, you can also use Lemon Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil or Rosemary Essential Oil.
You can use Menthol Crystals instead of Peppermint Essential Oil.
How to Use It?
Scoop out required quantity using a spoon or spatula and apply on affected area. It works more like a calamine lotion, but better!
Try this easy recipe and let us know how to works for you. You can also try out a few variations and send us your results. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Aya Naturals Skin and Face Care products for your requirements.