Insect bites home remedy...
ouch! no more!

I have written about insect bites before when I gave you home remedy for mosquito bite and bee sting. Both of these remedies have in common the use of lavender oil, an essential oil that not only smells heavenly but also has powerful healing properties.

Our reader Candy sent us this home remedy, a balm recipe that has lavender oil as one of the ingredients.

We spend the summers out on the lake and of course, my kids and I always end up covered in stings and bites. My mom's friend shared this recipe with me and I recommend it to everyone exposed to insects. Apply it liberally, it is great! It reduces swelling and redness and there is almost no itching.

Insect bites healing balm

You will need:

  • 1/2 oz of beeswax
  • 4 oz of olive butter
  • 2 oz of neem seed oil
  • 1 oz of petroleum jelly (or Lanolin)
  • 1/2 oz of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1/2 oz of lavender essential oil
  • Tins or glass jars
  • Preparation

    Melt over low heat in a pan beeswax, petroleum jelly, olive butter. Once this mix has melted, add neem oil to it. Remove from heat and let it cool down a couple of minutes. To this, add essential oils and stir the whole time.

    Pour into tins (or glass jar) and store in the fridge.

    Eucalyptus oil is often used to treat inflammations and infections of the skin while lavender oil adds its calming and soothing properties to heal the skin. Alternatively, chammomile oil can be used as it also helps calm the inflammation process thereby reducing swelling, redness and itching.

    Thanks Candy!

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