Stop itchy mosquito or other bug bites with these essential oils.
Mosquitoes suck literally and when they sting you it can cause an inflammatory reaction that makes your skin itchy.
Using essential oils to treat the irritation that mosquito bites can produce is a drug free alternative and a more natural approach to relief
These oils can help reduce itching, inflammation and infection with their healing properties
But, what essential oils stop mosquito bites from itching and how?
Before we dive into the best oils for itchy mosquito bites
Let’s talk about how to apply the oils
Most essential oils should be diluted before applying them to your skin
you can either mix the oils with a carrier oil
Some common carrier oils you may already have in your home kitchen include olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil
Another option is to dilute them with water in a spray bottle.
There are a number of essential oils that can help treat bug bites
The first one we’ll discuss is tea tree oil
tea tree oil is well-known for its ability to combat swelling, itching and pain.
It can also inhibit the growth of microorganisms
and prevent bacterial infections which make it a great choice for bug bite relief
Mint essential oils can provide a cooling relief of bug bites and keep future insects at bay both peppermint and spearmint fall in this category.
chamomile helps with itching, irritation and redness. It also may help speed up the healing process.
Lavender can be helpful in relieving pain and has soothing properties
You may actually apply lavender oil directly to the skin unlike most other essential oils.
Rosemary has a potent anti-inflammatory qualities and can also help prevent infection.
There are antimicrobial properties in the basil plant that prevent infection. Basil is also a gentle anti-inflammatory that can help soothe irritation
The camphor plant is related to cinnamon.
It may reduce pain caused by bug bites as it makes your skin feel warm and tingly.
It can also help with irritation and inflammation.
Essential oils mentioned in the video
Tea Tree- https://amzn.to/2LMLlGn
Chamomile – https://amzn.to/2ZY58wv
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