Simple Bentonite Clay Homemade Anti-Itch Cream For Everyone [Video]
Do you need anti-itch cream? From “simple” bug bites to bee stings, inflamed and itchy skin can be a nightmare for everyone to treat. You could use creams or store-bought pills but in doing so, you’ll also be using chemicals on the skin. You’ll suffer from side effects like drowsiness and dry mouth. Instead, make your own clay anti-itch cream. It is super easy and very effective. There are only 3 ingredients in this cream. It’s safe to use, easy to make and includes ingredients shown to be beneficial for inflamed and itchy skin.
This anti-itch cream uses oatmeal, bentonite clay and baking soda:
Oatmeal is excellent for soothing inflamed and red skin. Therefore, it is also a good ingredient for an anti-itch cream. For this very reason, a lot of people are taking oatmeal baths. The oatmeal will help calm any irritation on the skin, helping to rid of bothersome itching.
Bentonite clay is a perfect ingredient that helps expel toxins from the body. As addition, it increases immunity and reduces inflammation. People often use it to treat poison ivy.
People often use baking soda as a home remedy for bee stings. Some use it to help extract the stinger embedded into the skin. Baking soda is an excellent first aid when it comes to treating stings, such as jellyfish stings.
You may also consider adding apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil to your mixture. Both have their own set of benefits. Tea tree oil for example is an antiseptic. It’s also antibacterial and anti-fungal, which can help heal rashes. Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and other useful minerals. Their combination contributes to the reduction of swelling as well as inflammation, particularly with skin irritations brought on by poison ivy.
Bentonite Clay Anti-Itch Cream Recipe:
Equal parts of the following:
- Ground oats
- Bentonite Clay
- Baking Soda
Directions for anti-itch cream:
- Grind up ½ cup of oats and any additional soothing dried herbs you want to include.
- Mix equal parts of baking soda, ground oats/herbs and bentonite clay.
- You can use the dry powder on heat rashes. If you want, you can add a bit of water and use the mixture as a paste or cream for bites and stings. If you want to get a more lotion-like texture, Add even more water.
You can use this cream 2 to 3 times a day. Just spread it over the affected area, and you’re done! However, pay attention that baking soda can cause irritation if applied to open wounds. It’s best to avoid use on open wounds.
Watch the following video of how to make bentonite clay DIY cream: