What every first aid kit should have is calamine. Calamine powder is nurturing for skin and there are versatile uses and benefits for many skin discomforts. Cheshire Fields' calamine is hand mixed with zinc oxide and a touch of iron oxide that produce a pretty, light pink powder, two types of clay and baking soda.
Calamine can be used to treat any skin problems: acne, bug bites, chicken pox, poison ivy/oak/sumac, rashes, and sunburn. It is especially beneficial for those who spend a lot of time outdoors and handy to have when away from home adventuring the world. Comes in a powder form for easy transport and for storing in your first aid kit.
Calamine has been found to have the following benefits:
+ Soothes skin inflammation associated with rashes, allergies, or skin irritations
+ Aids in recovery of burns and damaged tissue
+ Great for acne breakouts
+ Supports wound healing and warding off bacterial infections
+ Helps with pain and itching from poison ivy/oak/sumac
+ Dries oozing and weeping caused from poison ivy/oak/sumac
+ Soothing on diaper rash
Put desired amount in a bowl. Mix with liquid of choice (apple cider vinegar diluted with distilled water 50/50, buttermilk, herbal tea, witch hazel, or distilled water) to make a paste. Apply with a fan brush or fingers. Store any extra in the fridge for up to 1-2 weeks.
Ingredients: Kaolin Clay, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide, Bentonite Clay, Iron Oxide