3 Homemade Natural And Calming Anti-Itch Cream To Say ‘Bye Bye Itching’, Now!


Itching is a serious concern for people with sensitive skin. They end up developing infections from simple rashes and insect bites, which is a real pain in the ass. Well, not anymore! Soothing sensitive skin has now become pretty easy and side effect-free with the use of natural anti-itch cream. Get the recipes that can be attempted at home  for relieving skin irritation in a safer way:


Natural And Calming Anti-Itch Cream

Homemade Anti-Itch Cream – Recipe 1:

Ingredients:

  • Bentonite clay – 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda – 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons (fractionated one would be the best choice)
  • Sea salt – 1 teaspoon (should be of great quality)
  • Lemon essential oil – 3 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 3 drops
  • Peppermint essential oil – 3 drops

*All essential oils must be of therapeutic grade

Instructions:


  1. This recipe includes bentonite clay, which reacts with any type of metal and becomes less effective easily. Hence, take a glass or high-grade plastic bowl for preparing the mixture. You’ll also need a spoon for blending all ingredients together. Make sure that it is also not made of metal.
  2. Put the clay in the bowl followed by baking soda and sea salt.
  3. Pour fractionated coconut oil into it and start stirring well with the spoon in order to get rid of all the lumps.
  4. Once the consistency of the mixture become medium (neither too thick nor too thin) and the texture becomes smooth and silky, add lemon essential oil, lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil to it.
  5. Stir again for a final mix and your DIY anti-itch cream is ready!

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Homemade Anti-Itch Cream – Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

  • Bentonite clay – 2 tablespoons
  • Shea butter – 3 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Baking soda – 2 tablespoons
  • Beeswax pellets – 1 tablespoon
  • Tea tree essential oil – 5 drops
  • Peppermint essential oil – 10 drops
  • Witch hazel essential oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Dried calendula – 1 tablespoon

Natural And Calming Anti-Itch Cream

Instructions:

  1. Start with liquefying the coconut oil by putting it in a double boiler over medium heat for around half an hour. Add dried calendula to the boiler before closing its lid to get an infusion. (If you do not have a double boiler, simply put the coconut oil in a small heat-safe bowl and place it inside another container, one-fourth filled with water).
  2. Once the herbal oil infusion is ready, strain the herbs from it and discard.
  3. Clean the double boiler so that there is no herbal residue. Pour the herbal oil infusion into it back.
  4. Place the double boiler over medium-high heat and add shea butter and beeswax pellets to it one by one. Keep stirring with a spoon until the whole thing turns liquid.
  5. Let the mixture cool down. Add bentonite clay and baking soda to it and mi well to form a smooth concoction of mud-like consistency.
  6. Pour tea tree essential oil, peppermint essential oil and witch hazel essential oil to it and combine everything together nicely.

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Homemade Anti-Itch Cream – Recipe 3:

Ingredients:

  • Bentonite clay – 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt – 1 teaspoon (fine and high quality)
  • Non-nano zinc oxide powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Witch hazel essential oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Peppermint essential oil – 10 drops

Instructions:

  1. Take bentonite clay in a small glass or plastic bowl (avoid metal container to stay away from unexpected reactions).
  2. Add baking soda, fine sea salt and non-nano zinc oxide to it
  3. Start adding witch hazel essential oil to it very slowly and keep the whole thing stirring so that no lump is formed.
  4. Once the entire mixture gets a smooth creamy texture, pour pepper mint essential oil into it and mix well.

Natural And Calming Anti-Itch Cream

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Storage And Usage

Homemade anti-itch cream can be stored in two forms. If you want to store it in pre-mixed powder form, do not mix witch hazel with it during the preparation. Rather, put the powder in a jar and store it in a cool dry place. Whenever you need to use the cream, take required amount of powder out of the jar and blend required amount of witch hazel with it. Your cream will be ready in minutes. On the other hand, if you want to store it in the cream form, just pour the freshly prepared mixture into a jar and wait for a few minutes so that it solidifies into a spreadable lotion easily.

To apply the cream effectively, simply take out the cream in required quantity and spread it over the itchy, irritated or inflamed areas of the skin.

Tips:

  • Do not apply homemade anti-itch cream to open wounds as it contains baking soda.
  • Skip peppermint essential oil for making homemade anti-itch cream for children under 5 years as it might cause mild to severe allergic reactions.
  • Dried calendula may be skipped due to unavailability and it will not impact the effectiveness of the cream.

Have you ever tried making natural anti-itch cream at home? How did it come out? Share with us.

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