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Natural Bug Bite Remedies

Natural bite remedies

Summer has arrived hurrah! If you are heading out on any camping, hiking or other tree/lake involving activities, you are likely to encounter the delightful mosquito and its peers. If they take a fancy to your flesh; try out one of these natural remedies to ease the itch.

Baking Soda
The list of baking soda’s uses is endless. For this purpose mix about 1 tablespoon of baking soda with just enough water to form a paste, then apply directly to the skin. If you are really tasty and have a polka dot skin situation going on, add about 1/4 cup baking soda to warm bath water and soak for twenty minutes, then rinse.

Lavender or Peppermint Essential Oil
These oils can neutralize the irritation and reduce inflammation. Add to the baking soda mixture outlined above and apply to the bite.

Cold Cucumber
This is great straight out the fridge for puffed up bites (and bags under the eyes).

Clay
You can either dig it up if you know where to find it or head to your local health store. Choose a darker clay as it has a higher mineral content. Use the same way you would baking soda, make a paste and, if desired, add a drop of essential oil.

Chamomile
An anti-inflammatory powerhouse, it calms rashes and soothes wounds. Brew a mug of camomile tea. Let it cool completely. Soak and clean cloth with the tea and hold on the bite.

Mashed Papaya
Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which breaks down the proteins that cause itching offering much needed relief.

Aloe
Aloe is incredible for recovery of most types of wounds. It creates a protective barrier on the skin that keeps it moist and promotes healing, as well as reduces inflammation. Use it straight from the plant rather than a bottle so that it is fresh and doesn’t have any added ingredients.

I hope these remedies banish the itch irritation. To prevent them from happening next time try; taking a garlic and Vitamin B12 supplement, cutting out sugar and eating a diet high in raw food.

If you have any other tips for prevention or cure, let us know.

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