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How To Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

Watch more Skin Care 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get rid of the itch with these steps on how to make your own anti-itch cream. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Use antihistamines Crush several antihistamine tablets and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Spread the paste on the itchy area. Antihistamines contain diphenhydramine, which numbs skin. Step 2: Use oatmeal Mix the hot water with a 1?-ounce packet of instant oatmeal. Let it cool and spread it on the itch. Oatmeal has anti-itch properties and is effective for large areas, such as those affected by chicken pox, poison oak and poison ivy. Step 3: Mix baking soda and water Mix three parts baking soda with one part water and apply the resulting paste to the itchy area. The paste will harden into a crust and soothe irritated skin. Tip You can also make a solution of 4 tablespoons baking soda dissolved in a quart of water and apply it with a washcloth. Step 4: Use aloe vera Snap off an aloe vera leaf, split it down the middle, and squeeze the gel onto the itch. Step 5: Use basil Make a tea with ? ounce dried basil and 1 pint of water. Cover the tea until it cools and then apply it to irritated skin with a washcloth. Basil contains a natural anesthetic called eugenol. Tip You can substitute cloves for basil. Cloves are also high in eugenol. Step 6: Mix solution Mix a solution of 2 ounces witch hazel, 2 ounces aloe vera gel, and 15 drops tea tree oil. Put it in a spray bottle and spray your itch. Did You Know? Depending on the species, most mosquitoes have a very short life span, from one week to a month.
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