DIY ~ Better Than Calamine a poison oak/ivy remedy May 23 2017, 0 Comments
Well it is spring around here. Which for us means lots of outdoor time on the land, fishing, kayaking, hiking and along with that comes poison oak or poison ivy! Itchy, yucky stuff.
Hubby and I are clearing land on the hillside behind the house, We need more garden space and terracing is the only way to do it. Tons of poison oak up in the woods...sooooo we have poison oak. Our two grandsons have built a fort and hide out further up the mountain. They have ran up there every afternoon when they get home from school..sooo they have poison oak too. everywhere. itchy, stuff that popped up last night. They are not happy with the poison oak or me. I did not have my "remedy" made up in preparation for the poison oak invasion. My eldest grandson we call Trail Runner, got up this morning and stated firmly " Nana it is time to make you poison oak remedy". I agreed. I call this miracle working poison oak and ivy remedy, Better Than Calamine. As you can see it is not pink. But it works 100 times better than Calamine or any other over the counter treatment we have tried.
After the boys left for school I decided to make the Better Than Calamine, that Trail Runner was talking about ( Trail Runner is his Appalachian Trail name. we hike, a lot ). It works wonders on poison oak and poison ivy. I have seen bad cases dry up overnight! This afternoon when the boys come home relief is waiting!
Almost Calamine Remedy
4 teaspoons bentonite clay
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoons sea salt
1/8 to 1/4 of water
10 drops of Tea Tree Oil
1/2 teaspoon of glycern
In a bowl whisk together the baking soda, salt, benonite clay and water. Adding enough water to make the blend smooth. Next add in your tea tree essential oil and glycerin. Mix well. Transfer into small jar with lid. Store in fridge until ready to use. Simply apply as needed. Usually 2 to 3x a day. let dry on body.