I love the spring and summer, but I hate mosquito bites and the annoying itch that comes with it.
You just want to scratch, scratch, scratch them, but we all know that will only make things worse and can lead to an infection.
We have put together a few simple and (hopefully)effective methods at relieveing the itch and sooth your bites.
Mosquito Repellent Spray
Make your own bug repellent spray that is safe to use and non-toxic.
Items You’ll Need…
1/2 cup Distilled Water
1/3 cup Witch Hazel
1/2 tsp. Vegetable glycerin
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Rosemary essential Oil
2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Small Spray Bottle With Top
Add the distilled water and witch hazel to the empty spray bottle, then add the remaining items and firmly twist on the lid.
Give it a quick shake to mix and spray on your arms and legs before going outside.
Massage the mixture into your skin using your fingers.
Rinse or wipe off with a damp cloth if any irritation occurs.
Use A Banana Peel on Mosquito Bites
Banana peels can be used as a fast and effective anti-itch remedy for mosquito bites that helps to keep the redness and swelling to a minimum.
Bananas taste great and are really good for you. Just press the inside of the peel against your bites for about 2 minutes to help with the itch.
Not only do they work on mosquito bites, but you can also use banana peels to relieve the itch from poison ivy.
Lemon Honey After-bite Paste
Use lemon and honey to help sooth the pain and itchiness from your mosquito bites.
This remedy is super effective for when you have multiple bites.
1 tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Purification Essential Oil
Mix together until pasty and use a small cotton swab to apply the mixture to your bites.
After 2-3 minutes, rinse with cool water and do not rub, but allow to air dry.
Can be applied to bites once a day for up to 1 week.