Monday, May 27, 2013

Knock Off Calamine Lotion

Summertime will soon be upon us, Woo Who.  To me summer begins when the school year ends, and summer vacation starts.  According to the calendar the official start of summer is around June 20th.  Anywho?  Who doesn’t love summertime!  Filled with trips to the beach, sunny skies, lazy days, vacations, water fun, warm weather, and memories.

I have put together a list of Summertime must-haves.  First up, a big floppy beach hat, a maxi dress, a fun pair of sunglasses, water toys, natural bug spray, sunblock, and of course calamine lotion.  Well before you dart off to the store here is a recipe for my knock off calamine lotion.

Knock Off Calamine Lotion Recipe
¼ Cup of Zinc Oxide
4 Teaspoons of Bentonite Clay
4 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
¼ Cup of Distilled Water
½ Teaspoon of Vegetable Glycerin
3 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
1 Drop of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Pink Food Coloring (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.  Store in a small jar with a tight fitting lid.

I will be taking this with me when I go visit my Mom and Dad at their lake house in Kentucky this July.
What are your summertime plans?
Smiles, Paula

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  1. We have property we bought with a lot of poison ivy--I think I need to make this!
    Our summertime plans include mainly working on our property.

  2. Wow, amazing you can make your own lotion...I'm impressed! Thanks for sharing and for linking up to Frugalicious Friday!

  3. Thanks for linking up your Calamine Lotion Recipe at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop - sure to get a lot of clicks!

    Hope to see you next week and thanks again. BeBetsy Link and Hop

    The best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

  4. Hi Paula,
    Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. OH WOW! Your blog is right up my alley. And this lotion is awesome. We are in SE Texas and this will be great to have around. ~following you back~

  5. The bugs just love my little girl, so I'd love to try making this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Oh wow! I never thought of making my own. This is great! Thank you for linking up at HickoryTrail