Its’ that time of year again……where you go out to enjoy the nice weather and the mosquito’s start to swarm.
Just yesterday, I tried to take a walk in the woods with my dog, Aida, and EEEEEKKKK… we were on the wrong side of the buffet line! Aida was not happy that we had to turn around and go home; although, she was a happy to get a treat and a car ride.
If you live in Mosquito Country, like I do, you know that even if you completely surround yourself in a cloud of insect repellent…you ARE gonna get a mosquito bite this summer. It’s inevitable.
Those flying insects seem to have the ability to NEVER DIE and I am pretty sure that they have an internal radar to find me!! So, I suppose you can say that I am an expert on itchy bug bites. I must admit that this not exactly the title I was hoping for in life……..but, I digress.
Here is my simple to make and simple to use Anti-Itch Roll On recipe.
Bug Bite Relief : Anti-Itch Roll on
Stainless Steel Funnel (helpful, not necessary)
5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
4 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Add essential oils to the roller bottle. I like to whirl the oils together to blend them together.
- Add witch hazel using a funnel to fill the roller bottle.
- Apply the roller top
Keep in mind, this mixture is thinner than if you were to use a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil. It comes out rather wet, but it quickly absorbs and works it’s magic. Witch hazel is well known to help reduce itching and inflammation associated with insect bites and other skin irritations. Seriously, it works like a charm!!!
Just roll it on the itchy spots every couple hours or so. You can use this for your children as well, but I would dilute the mixture more by adding less essential oils. For more about children and essential oil safety – click here.
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