Natural Bug Bite Relief

Last updated 05/17/2021 | |

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Sometimes the bugs bite you, in spite of your best efforts. This easy, natural bug bite remedy relieves the itch, speeds healing, and is safe for kids.

toddler in blue dress with legs covered in bug bites

Well, it's official. I've lost any faint hope of getting the "Mom of the Year" award.

We're careful to use homemade bug spray whenever we go outside, check for ticks after hiking--the works.

And what happens? Little Peanut (2) got a bunch of mosquito bites while she was asleep in her crib. Sigh.

Her arms and legs had bites all over them. Of course, she scratched the heck out of them in her sleep.

By the time she woke up in the morning, they were red and raw from itching. I knew they'd get infected if she kept scratching them.

bug bite on baby's arm

We don't have any calamine lotion (do they even make that anymore?), and I don't want to use synthetic anti-itch creams if I can help it at all.

Thanks to my favorite essential oil reference book, I knew exactly what would relieve the itch and promote healing.

essential oil roller and bottles

Natural Bug Bite Relief

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons sweet almond oil or other carrier oil

4 drops Tea Tree essential oil

6 drops Lavender essential oil

10 mL glass rollertop bottle

Instructions

Put 4 drops of Tea Tree essential oil and 6 drops of Lavender essential oil into the rollertop bottle.

Add sweet almond oil to the bottle until almost full. Snap on the rollertop and label the bottle.

This bug bite relief is diluted for use on kids. To make this mixture stronger for adult use, only fill the bottle halfway with carrier oil.

Both Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil have antiseptic qualities, and Lavender promotes healing as well.

Usage: apply as often as once per hour, as needed, until the itching stops.

essential oil roller and bottles

blue roller bottle with two essential oil bottles in background

Natural Bug Bite Relief

Yield: 10mL
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $4

Sometimes the bugs bite you, in spite of your best efforts. This easy, natural remedy relieves the itch, speeds healing, and is safe for kids.

Instructions

Put 4 drops of Tea Tree essential oil and 6 drops of Lavender essential oil into the rollertop bottle.

Add sweet almond oil to the bottle until almost full. Snap on the rollertop and label the bottle.

This bug bite relief is diluted for use on kids. To make this mixture stronger for adult use, only fill the bottle halfway with carrier oil.

Both Tea Tree and Lavender essential oil have antiseptic qualities, and Lavender promotes healing as well.

Usage: apply as often as once per hour, as needed, until the itching stops.

toddler with bug bites on legs

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