oh oh! Summertime help for Bug Bite woes.

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Sometimes, despite our efforts, we still find ourselves plagued by mosquito bites or the occasional bee sting. It can be helpful to find quick relief; remedies can be as close as your kitchen!   I can personally attest to these, having used one or another in recent years.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Treat mosquito or ant bites topically with a dab of ACV.  Very effective also when mixed with a little clay; the paste has a soothing, drawing affect and helps to quiet pesky itchy bites and helps to remove the stinger from a bee or wasp sting.

Lemon Juice or Cucumber Juice

Helps to soothe and relieve itch. Apply topically

Baking Soda

Mix with water or vinegar to make a thick paste. Apply to affected area.

Cold Milk

Soothing for stings.
Make a quick compress with a cloth dipped in cold milk and apply to the area

Onions

Excellent for stings.
Slice an onion and place on the area.  This works quickly; both pain relief and calms redness and heat.
I’ve used a wedge (1/4) of a small onion to bring immediate relief
to a painful bee sting.

Vitamin C powder

For mosquito or ant bites.
Take a tablespoon of the powder and make a paste with water or ACV (apple cider vinegar)

Essential Oils ~ Lavender * Peppermint * Tea Tree

These 3 oils, used individually or in combination can be very soothing and antiseptic for bug bites. Mix with a small amount of vegetable oil. I use olive oil as the ‘carrier oil’. It’s always on-hand and works well.

Adults and children alike can benefit from a soothing, warm bath containing one of the following:

1 cup Epsom Salts
1 cup Baking Soda*
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
4-5 cups of tea made from fresh peppermint leaves (strained of the leaves)

2 cups Oatmeal (place in a cotton draw-string bag for ease of clean-up afterwards)

Note: Use 1/2 the amounts for children’s bathing.

ECHINACEA Tincture:

Take 1 dropperful 3-4 times daily for enhanced immune function.
Apply tincture topically to fight infection.

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