Home Essentials Calamine Lotion BP

Who doesn’t remember being coated in Calamine Lotion as a child? A favourite with mums for generations, Calamine Lotion is still a staple of the home first aid kit today.

Size: 100ml, 200ml

Uses & Tips

  • Soothe and calm dry, itchy irritated skin conditions - Traditionally used during chicken pox and rashes.
  • Soothe minor scalds, burns and sunburn - Calamine has a cooling effect, whilst also helping soothe redness and itching.
  • Mild antiseptic
  • Astringent to dry weeping or oozing blisters and pimples - Calamine Lotion applied to skin blemishes (best before you go to bed), can help soothe irritated skin. It may also assist in preventing blackheads.
  • Sensitive skin - Calamine Lotion may soothe affected skin.

Recipes (Make Your Own)

Blister salve

Mix 50 ml Home Essentials Calamine Lotion, and 10 ml Home Essentials Isopropyl Alcohol, and store in a small bottle. Dab on blisters frequently until they dry up and begin to heal.

Sunburn support for children

Dilute Home Essentials Calamine Lotion 50/50 with water, and put in a spray bottle for easy application on children in the summer.

DISCLAIMER: Whilst we have taken all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of this information, we cannot guarantee the suitability of any product for any particular purpose. We accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from direct or indirect reliance upon information contained within this Home Essentials handy hints guide. The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace qualified medical healthcare.

Important note on stain removal – Before you begin, remove as much of the solids as possible, and blot up as much liquid as possible. Dab the stain, don’t rub. Begin at the outer edge of the stain, working your way towards the centre. If possible apply treatment from the back of the fabric. Be cautious with application, by applying too much solvent or rubbing too vigorously you risk spoiling the fabric. Never strengthen solutions if they don’t work. Always rinse fabric and let dry before trying another remedy. If you decide to take fabric to a professional cleaner, tell them what caused the stain and what home treatments you have already tried.

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