DIY Calamine Lotion
A couple days ago while trimming trees and bushes encroaching on the driveway, I inadvertently brushed against some poison oak. Oddly enough, I'm not reactive to poison ivy, but poison oak is a different story.
If I had known the poison oak had touched my skin, I would have immediately washed the area, an effective deterrent within 15 minutes of contact. I wasn't so lucky this time, but fortunately there were only a couple spots.
Initially, I ignored them, but, of course, they itched, so I finally pulled out my simple DIY calamine lotion recipe. It worked like a charm! Instant relief and the spots healed overnight.
Silly me for waiting so long!
I snapped a quick shot of what the mixture looks like - no fancy photo here, but you'll get the idea of the proper consistency.
Now, here's the formula:
1 part sea salt
1 part baking soda
1 part bentonite clay
1 1/2% essential oils (use one or a combination of lavender, geranium, chamomile, yarrow, peppermint, and/or tea tree)
enough distilled water to make a paste
Be sure to add the water a few drops at a time or you may make it too thin and will have to increase the dry ingredients and essential oils to get the right consistency.
If you only need a tiny bit, for each part, use 1/2 teaspoon each for the dry ingredients and about 5 drops of essential oil.
Be sure to use up your calamine lotion within 10 days and keep it refrigerated.
Best advice . . . leaves of 3, leave them be . . . but if you do get a rash, give this recipe a try. You'll be glad you did!
Do you have a favorite calamine lotion recipe? If so, please share!
CMA Awards Participation
We're very proud to announce that EdenSong Essentials is featured in official gifting for some of the biggest names in Country Music, as well as executives for The 46th Annual CMA Awards!
Watch LIVE on Nov. 1 at 8p/7p Central on ABC.
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC Television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards aired on NBC through 1971, on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005, and has aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards through 2021.
Our participation is possible because of our affiliation as a proud member of The Artisan Group.
The Artisan Group is an elite art promotions group representing talented artisans at Hollywood’s best celebrity gift lounges. It provides a sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at major award show gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys. Membership in the Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only. Members showcase a broad range of specialties including jewelry; spa and bath products; designer stationary and paper goods; crocheted apparel; children’s clothing; accessories and toys; ceramics; purses and totes; hand-poured candles; book binding and journals; illustrations and paintings; hand-dyed scarves; fine art photography; hair accessories; pet apparel and toys; woodworking products and more. The Artisan Group also offers its members guidance in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and public relations.
The Artisan Group is in no way associated with MTV, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association or The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Talent gifted: Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood, Colbie Caillat, Connie Britton, Eli Young Band, Faith Hill, Hayden Panettiere, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Jason Aldean, John Legend, Keith Urban, Kellie Pickler, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Kevin Canady, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Lisa Marie Presley, Little Big Town, Love & Theft, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Mickey Raphael, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Scotty McCreery, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Tim Allen, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Will Hoge, Zac Brown Band, along with a number of executives from ABC and the CMAs.
We're excited to see our specialized edible organic skin care product line getting this exposure!
Homemade Tooth Powder Recipe
Who doesn't want white teeth? Unfortunately most of us have been taken in by the need to use commercial toothpaste which may contain chemical fillers and ingredients such as glycerin and fluoride. Did you know that fluoride is a toxic waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry or the aluminum or steel industry? We are beginning to understand the harmful effects of fluoride on our bodies. Glycerin coats the enamel on your teeth and prevents re-mineralization from saliva.
We can prevent and even heal cavities by the food we eat. It's best to eliminate processed foods and eat more free range eggs, raw milk and butter, fish and good vegetables.
With a good diet and using tooth powder, you will greatly improve and strengthen your teeth.
Try this simple tooth powder recipe:
4 Tablespoons aluminum-free baking soda
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
Baking Soda helps whiten teeth. In saliva, baking soda buffers & neutralizes plaque acids, helps clean your teeth and counteract acidity in the mouth. It's slightly abrasive consistency works as a cleanser of teeth and gums, so brushing your teeth with baking soda, with its high pH and disinfectant and antiseptic properties, will reduce harmful oral microbial flora by killing off acid-loving bacteria.
Sea salt whitens your teeth and is good for firming the gums and keeping them healthy.
Add essential oil: clove helps heal gums; tea tree is a great all around antiseptic; peppermint is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and astringent; spearmint is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent; clary sage helps tighten and whiten teeth and they have astringent/antibacterial properties.
Optional: montmorillonite ore bentonite clay is great for polishing teeth and clearing up stains.
Optional: stevia powder for sweetness
Optional: myrrh gum powder for its excellent antiseptic properties and overall oral health capabilities
There are many other options, but this will get you started if you haven't made your own tooth powder before.
Do you have a favorite tooth powder recipe? If so, do share with us!
New Products On The Horizon
Jagged Defense Shaving Cream, Razor Glide Shaving Oil
At the beginning of the new year, we promised you new products and we are getting ready to roll them out! It takes a lot of work to make sure our products are ready for you through proper formulation and testing, so thanks for your patience.
Take a peek at what we have in store for you. We're sure you'll be as pleased with them as we are!
Jagged Defense Shaving Cream 3 oz $25
Our natural shaving cream is ideal for both men and women. It is excellent for a man's bristly beard, as well as for the softer feminine hair on legs, underarms, bikini and Brazilian. It soothes the skin and helps with razor nicks. Jagged Defense moisturizes, provides a smoother, irritation-free shave, creates slip with superior lubrication and prevents razor drag. Helps eliminate razor burn and rashes, while protecting against the harsh environment. You can expect smoother and suppler skin. Works great in combination with our Razor Glide Shaving Oil.
To use: Massage cream into clean, wet skin to soften skin, uplift hair follicles, and provide slick razor surface. Shave with the grain to prevent nicks. Can be used solo or combined with our Razor Glide Shaving Oil for turbocharged results.
Edible Organic Ingredients
Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lecithin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Peel Extract, Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Razor Glide Shaving Oil 1 oz $25
Works wonders for both men and women on even the most sensitive skin. Razor Glide provides greater protection, smooth glide-enabling and superb moisturizing properties, giving you a closer, consistently smooth and irritation-free shave. The organic ingredients help eliminate razor burn due to its protecting ability and moisturizing effect without clogging pores, leaving your skin conditioned and moisturized, not oily. It applies clear, so you can actually see where you are shaving with no mess! Say goodbye to cuts and nicks!
Our shaving oil is a blend of vegetable oils or silicone oils and essential oils that can be used as a stand-alone shaving lubricant or as pre-shave underneath shaving cream, soap or gel, to facilitate shaving facial and other body hair. If a pre-shave is your preferred method, we highly recommend using it in combination with our Jagged Defense Shaving Cream. Often these products would work best by wetting the area before the razor being used.
The concentrated formula delivers a comparable number of shaves as commercial brands, up to 100 shaves.
To use: Massage a few drops of oil into clean, wet skin to soften skin, uplift hair follicles, and provide slick razor surface. Shave with the grain to prevent nicks. Can be used solo or combined with our Jagged Defense Shaving Cream for turbocharged results. Razor Glide moisturizes, provides a smoother, irritation-free shave, creates slip and prevents razor drag. Helps eliminate razor burn and rashes. Works great for men and women.
Edible Organic Ingredients
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil
Calming Comfort Balm
Calming Comfort Balm 2.5 oz $50
Potent cell regeneration and repair capabilities help to alleviate irritated skin, bumps, bruises, wounds and burns. Treat ouchies organically with our special blend that promotes skin recovery, reduces redness and inflammation of the skin, while helping to relieve pain. It assists in soothing and calming skin, and aids in reducing discomfort, as it helps restore and protect dry or damaged skin. It is powerfully antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal, with natural relaxant, anti-depressant properties.
To use: Apply to affected skin and gently massage in, as often as needed. Safe for all ages, including infants.
Edible Organic Ingredients
Dromaius Novaehollandiae (Emu) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Pentadesma Butyracea (Kpangnan) Seed Butter, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Infused Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Honey Dew Facial Scrub
We are also working on a honey facial scrub that gently exfoliates, tones with anti-aging and anti-acne properties. Sweeeet!
We expect to roll out these new products within the next month, so be sure to check back soon.
What products would you like to see in our store that we don't already offer?
Making a Choice and a Difference
Why is it still so hard to find truly pure skin care products?
I'm taking about products that are free from parabens, fillers, petroleum, chemical preservatives, and who knows what else that may contain toxins? One would think with the movement towards green and clean, organic and natural, that more and more of the major companies would meet the demands of the public, but unfortunately, the majority do not. They continue to produce products with known ingredients, which are considered detrimental to our health. Why? Because it's cheaper and because they can.
Let's face it -- not everyone chooses to go organic and natural, green or even cares what's in their skin care products. For those that do wish to use purer, greener ingredients, and are having trouble finding them or may not quite understand how to decipher the labels, rest assured there are formulators that care. We, at EdenSong Essentials, are among the latter group and our goal is to provide you the best and purest edible 100% natural organic skin care.
We urge you, as the reader, to ask questions, get informed and educated about everything you are putting on your body, because we are what eat.
What is your skin eating?
We will be covering skin care ingredients in future blog posts, along with simple recipes you can make at home, as well as other relevant skin care topics - and some random subjects now and again.
Welcome! I'm Stephanie (Jo to close friends), founder of EdenSong. Aside from my university studies, I have a natural passion for all things organic. I enjoy living and learning about natural ways, all things health related, cooking, gardening with herbs and flowers, photography, DIYing, yoga, bicycling, ballet, traveling and being with family and friends. A quirk of mine is my near obsession of Asian culture, particularly Korean history and its language. Would you like to know more? Find out about us.
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