Homemade Bug Bite Anti Itch Stick

Ok, friends!  Summer is in full swing and for many of us, me included are fighting off the beasties! Bugs, that is. I swear I am away finding itchy bites on my feet and ankles (that reminds me of them time I stayed at a literal flea bag hotel in the ghetto in Puerto Rico and my feet and ankles were COVERED with nasty bed bug bits, holy itch! Anyways, that’s another post for another day.) or on my baby, which is never a good situation!

So, here is my solution and it has been fantastic!  We use essential oils for nearly everything (like homemade sunscreen) in our house and this dilemma is no exception.

This blend seriously works!  My little brother is fiercely allergic to mosquitoes and when he gets bite, he seriously swells up huge.  Like, his arm has tripled in size before!  This homemade bug bite anti itch stick recipe helps reduce the madness in a big way.  He is not afraid to go camping anymore.  Lavender is a natural anti-histamine, so when you apply to a inflammatory bug bites it help counter act the itch.  Peppermint  helps reduce inflammation and feels nice and cooling when it seems to be really red and “hot.” Lemon is also anti-inflammatory and helps reduce the pain and discomfit.

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Behold, my Bug Bit Anti Itch Stick!  It’s so easy , it only required 1 picture!

Here’s what you need-

  • Empty roller bottle (available at many health food stores)
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

Add 10 drops of each oil to the roller bottle, mix and enjoy!

Tell us what you think! Make it and let us know how it works for you!

About Tricia Crookston

Tricia Crookston is a disciple of all things natural health and vibrant living. She believes that organic chocolate, epsom salt baths and free range chicken eggs are the answers to nearly everything. She is also the creator of TheNourish.com is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in provide health solutions and happiness with essential oils. When she is not happily laboring over the creation of amazing new articles or consulting with clients, she is tending her 2 year old who also happens to be her guinea pig for many of her healthy experiments. Join her for a free webinar focusing on effectively using essential oils on Facebook, Twitter, and at TheNourish.com.

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  4. I cant wait to go get the stuff to try this out! I always get nervous using the store bought brands on my daughter because of all the harmful chemicals and unnatural ingredients in it! Thanks for sharing this!!
    Jess

  5. This is awesome! I need it so bad right now, too. Our apartment windows don’t have screens, and I’m just a hot mess of bug bites;) Running to the store ASAP!

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  8. This looks awesome to give a try, a great natural way and remedy. Love stuff like this that I can make myself.