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Help for Bug Bites & Stings & Repelling them too!

by Penny Keay

Lavender to the rescue!! Every summer time first aid kit should include Lavender.

Simply add 5 drops of Lavender to 1 teaspoon carrier oil. After cleaning the area with warm soapy water, rinsing and drying, apply a drop directly to the insect bite as often as needed.

Roman Chamomile and Eucalyptus globulus can also be applied in small dabs directly on the bite once they are diluted with a little carrier oil or lotion.

For more serious insect bites such as bee stings, remove the stinger first. Then apply Lavender, Roman Chamomile or Eucalyptus globulus, again it should be diluted in a carrier oil.

Apply a cold compress over the affected area, changing frequently. Do NOT use ice as you can cause damage to the skin if it accidentally becomes frozen.

If you or the person bitten are affected by severe allergic reactions to bee stings, seek immediate medical attention.

For gnat and chigger bites, a mixture of 1 teaspoon cider vinegar and 3 drops Thyme, applied to the bite may give relief.

Some people get relief from the severe itching of all insect bites by applying a small amount of Peppermint or German Chamomile mixed with a carrier oil to the area.

You may have other oils that have helped you once you are bitten. If you would like to share please let us know.

Of course, the best thing is to avoid getting bitten. Preventing bites by using essential oils and blends to repel those nasty encounters is a pleasant and simple thing to do.

One of our favorite BUG Repelling recipe especially good for Flying insects Gnats, Black Flies and Mosquitoes follows:

Cajeput - 25 drops
Lemon - 19 drops
Geranium - 19 drops
Cedarwood - 13 drops
Fractionated coconut oil or MCT Oil - 2 oz

Mix the essential oils in a PET plastic bottle, then add the Carrier oil. Shake until well blended. You can use a Spray top to this and spray on a light layer. Then rub in lightly. Apply a thin amount to exposed skin. Reapply as needed.

Other essential oils for repelling that may work better for some include: Lemongrass, Citronella, Thyme, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Geranium, and Sandalwood.

If you don't have time to blend your own check out our Bug Off Spray. Simply visit our online Shopping Site (see the link below).

© 2011, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

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