Bug Bite Relief - Organic Essential Oils Blend
I’ve always been sensitive to mosquito bites; I swell up quickly and one bite will itch for days. Michael and Daniel are the same way. This year, I turned to my trusty essential oils for natural mosquito bite relief and I can’t believe how effective it is.
I decided to make this an essential oil roller blend because roller blends are neat and simple to apply, plus you don’t waste it like you might if it were a spray. You simply roll this mosquito bite relief blend over the bite and within a minute or two, you can experience relief.
Take away the pain and itch of bug or mosquito bites with this calming and anti-inflammatory essential oil blend
*Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera) - are well known for their potent antioxidant activity, which means that they can help battle free radicals that can lead to premature aging and/or a host of chronic diseases. These compounds also have shown all sorts of other beneficial properties for the body, including being anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antiviral and antibacterial.
*Peppermint Oil (Mentha Piperita) - According to one source, peppermint oils create a cooling sensation on the skin. This can help burning, stinging, and itching sensations caused by bites or stings. Research suggests peppermint oil may act as an antimicrobial, reducing the risk of infection associated with some bites. Do not apply peppermint oil to broken skin as it may burn or aggravate it. Use only on mosquito bites and other mild sources of irritation.
*Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) - Tea tree oil may help prevent bacteria and other microbes from growing in a bug bite. This can reduce the risk of infection, making it an excellent choice for children who cannot resist scratching. Research also shows that tea tree oil might act as a natural antihistamine. Antihistamines reduce the activity of the body's histamine receptors, which can play a role in allergic reactions and itching. This may reduce swelling and itchiness.
*Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) - Known best for its mood-improving and calming effects, lavender oil may also help reduce the pain and itchiness of bug bites. Lavender may also improve the pain from bites and stings from insects, such as fire ants and bees.
*Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon flexuosusl) - Lemongrass oil's antimicrobial effects can help prevent the spread of some insect-borne diseases, according to some sources. Research published in 2014 also found that a compound found in lemongrass oil might have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a major source of pain and itching following insect bites Boasting natural antimicrobial activity and stings. By reducing inflammation, lemongrass oil may make bites less painful.
*Basil Oil (Ocimum basilicum L.) - Boasting natural antimicrobial activity and rich in antioxidants, basil essential oil treats bug bites and other wounds. It helps to prevent infection, ease irritation, and speed up healing. As a natural insecticide, basil oil will also reduce the likelihood of getting bitten again!Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should consult their doctor before applying essential oils to their skin.