Natural Remedy for Insect Bites and Natural Insect Repellent

 

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Summer is rapidly approaching, that means sunny days filled with the crystal clear water of swimming pools, thirst quenching lemonade and unfortunately for some of us, blood sucking insects and their gruesome bites.

I want to share with you our homemade, natural ointment to soothe and heal those bites. To create this ointment I use a natural massage oil GEL, which gives the consistency of an ointment, but you can use any natural oil or lotion that you have.

natural gel for bug bites

I put 2 oz of this gel into a container and I mix 10 drops each of:

  • lavender
  • citronella
  •  tea tree
  • patchouli
  • lemon

essential oils to equal 50 drops per 2 ounces.

 

lemon lavender tea tree

 

 

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A breakdown of benefits of these essential oils in relation to insect bites:

  • Lavender: the universal oil, used for calming, soothing and healing, and as an antiseptic
  • Citronella: insect repellent
  • Tea Tree: anit-virus, anti-infection, immuno-stimulant
  • Patchouli: anti-inflammatory, insect repellent
  • Lemon: astringent, detoxifying

Want more on natural remedies and essential oils? Have a look at these posts:
Essential Oils for Hair Care
Natural Remedy for Eczema
Natural Remedy for an Eye Infection

Sources: Aromatherapy Workbook by Marcel Lavabre

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Comments

  1. Yankee Texan says:

    Thanks for the info. I am sure it will come in handy this summer! Thanks for stopping by Yankee Texan Mom. Now following you back and looking forward to it!
    Yankee Texan Mom

  2. You're welcome! And Thank you! Glad you found it useful

  3. LYGBC says:

    This is a great formulaton!! To bad Diva R is allergic to the tea tree :/

  4. This is a great formulaton!! To bad Diva R is allergic to the tea tree :/

  5. That’s great!! My son and I are both very allergic to mosquito bites, but I can’t stand all of those sprays.

  6. I am ridiculously allergic to mosquitos but the last thing I want is a bunch of chemicals all over my body EVERY time I go outside. Thanks for this natural repellent!

  7. Thanks so much. We try to use as many natural solutions as we can and I hate mosquitoes!

  8. Sara says:

    Thanks for sharing! This is great info to have with summer approaching!

  9. Isra says:

    I needed this yesterday, Im pinning to remember for later,thanks!

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