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Treatment of Bug Bites with Essential Oils

Bug Bites: 

Insect bites bring itching, mild pain and redness with them; some are accompanied by swelling at bite site. Treat insect bites as soon as possible to minimize the irritation, and ensure that you refrain from scratching bite sites, as this can lead to infection while causing the poison that leads to itchiness to spread away from the bite site.

Neat Tea Tree Treatment: 

Tea tree essential oil stops the itching and burning associated with bug bites. Its antibacterial property helps ensure no subsequent infection occurs. Use this essential oil neat on adults and children above age of 12. Dilute tea tree essential oil with an equal amount of carrier oil for use on young children or people with sensitive skin. Dab bug bites with a tiny bit of tea tree essential oil. Repeat this treatment every 1 to 2 hours as necessary.

Lavender-Peppermint Bug Blend: 

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Lavender and peppermint essential oils stop the pain and stinging associated with painful insect bites, including ant bites. Use this blend neat on adults and children above the age of 12. For use on young children or people with sensitive skin, dilute the blend with an equal amount of carrier oil. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with an orifice reducer, add the lavender and peppermint essential oils, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using your fingertip, apply 1 drop to each bug bite.
  3. Repeat this treatment every 1 to 2 hours as necessary until the itching or pain subsides.
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