I love summer but just like everything, it has some pit falls. One of the big ones for us are bugs. More accurately, bug bites. Ick.
We live in the country so there is no escaping them, especially mosquitoes. They are hard to avoid and seriously, they storm you when you go outside. Literally, you feel like you are on the skeeter buffet.
We use a variety of things to lessen the attack but we always end up with a few bites.
Plantain salve is something I typically use but sometimes it isn’t convenient to dig at the container of it. Since I started using essentials more and more I decided to see how effective oils can be for the itch and bites.
After playing with a few combinations, I decided that simple is best and stuck with just two basic oils. Lavender and tea tree oil.
If you are going to invest in some essential oils, these two are ones that are very versatile. For as many oils as I have, both tea tree oil and lavender always get a work out from my family.
This DIY bug bite relief roll is quick and easy to throw together a few tubes and keep in your diaper bag or purse.
This oil is also diluted so it is totally safe to use with kids. It is pretty rare if I would use an essential oil straight but not with my kids. If you want to read more, you can find some great information and charts, like this one, from Plant Therapy.
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DIY bug bite relief roll on
What you will need:
- 10 ml roll on bottle
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
- 1/3 ounce of fractionated coconut oil (or another carrier oil)
- Carefully put essential oils in the bottom of the roll on bottle
- Add carrier oil
- Put cap on and shake
And that is it folks. It is that easy to have a DIY bug bite relief roll on for those stings and bites, that is kid safe! I totally love have this safe and non toxic aid for the summer bug bites.
If you are a Pinterest fan, here is my essential oils Pinterest board.
What are some of your go to remedies for bug bites and stings?
This post is linked at The Pistachio Project for Simply Natural Saturdays.