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It Make Scents

It Makes Scents
Anti-Itching Cooling Spray 
Marlana Prowal

If you frequently go to bed with itchy skin, a few things can be a factor. It could be the type of laundry soap and fabric softener that may not agree with your skin type, or it could simply be this dry time of year where we become good friends with our wooden back scratchers.Using anti-itch lotions leave a mess, and usually don't last long on the skin. So why not use a powder? Even better, why not make your own?




There are essential oils that work best for calming itchy skin, and making your own powder to dust on your skin before bed, or sprinkle inside your night shirt could just be the most fun you have concocting your own treatment.







Cooling Anti-Itch Powder

In a bowl, sift and mix:
2/3 Cup of Arrowroot Powder (find at your local health food store)
2/3 Cup of Cornstarch
1 heaping Tbsp Baking Soda
Use a deep bowl because this powder mixture will get everywhere. On one cosmetic pad, add the essential oils (see amounts below). On second cosmetic pad, add a 1/2 Tsp of Tea (seed) oil or Jojoba oil. 
6 drops of Peppermint
4 drops of Eucalyptus
4 drops of Lavender
2 drops of Rose
2 drops of Ylang Ylang
2 drops of Tea Tree

Spoon half of the powder mixture in to a glass jar. Add the two cosmetic balls. Add the second half of the powder mixture. Screw the lid on and shake. This powder can be ready for use in one day, but to get a nicely cured powder, leave in the jar for at least three days (up to a week if you can wait that long), shaking the jar at least a few times each day. After a couple of days, you may want to put in two fresh new cosmetic pads with the oils. 

This is a very minty, cooling powder! If you suffer from itch that keeps you from sleeping, dust a bit of this powder on your bedsheets just before you go to bed. Keep this powder handy in the summer, as it also works wonders on irritating mosquito bites.


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