4 teaspoons baking soda or 2 teaspoons calcium hydroxide
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon glycerin (optional)
3-4 drops lavender essential oil or other antibacterial essential oil (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Cover and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
(Calamine lotion helps relieve pain and itching from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, sunburns, rashes, and insect bites. It also helps dry oozing and weeping caused from ivy, oak, and sumac poisons.)
Apply to affected area and allow to dry for 2-3 hours. Skin tightening is a normal occurence.