Now that summer is upon us, so is the heat and humidity. And so, this leaves us more and more susceptible to stings, bites, and irritations from summertime vermin.
Here are our top do-it-yourself ways with all natural ingredients for relieving bites, stings, and other summer skin irritations!
Lavender or Peppermint Essential Oil
Essential oils such as lavender and peppermint can neutralize the irritation and reduce inflammation. Use the baking soda mixture above and add a few drops, or apply a few drops directly to the irritation.
Natural Bug Sprays
To avoid this mess, consider using an all-natural homemade bug spray, free of the chemicals in the storebought versions. Make a spray by diluting 20 drops of essential oil with 1 cup of grapeseed oil and 1 1/2 cups of water. Shake well each time before you use it. Use cinnamon or turmeric oil for black flies, catnip or thyme oil for mosquitoes, and lemon and eucalyptus for ticks.