It’s the season for bugs, that’s for sure. One summer evening spent on the patio can bring on pink bumps that will itch and look awful for days! I seriously can not live with out this DIY bug bite balm. It makes mosquito bites so much more bearable. Once I get bit, I immediately apply this balm to my bite for relief, but the best thing is that within the hour the bump is almost gone and I never deal with the incessant itching again! This is an easy recipe and super convenient when you keep it in a deodorant container or a lip balm tube!
This Bug Bite Balm is a salve that will relieve itching, reduce swelling and accelerate healing of a bug bit or sting. It contains no petroleum, artificial scents, colors or chemicals.
Coconut Oil accelerates the healing process while providing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is antiseptic and antimicrobial. It is full of antioxidants and is incredibly healing.
Olive Oil is awesome for moisturizing and is packed with antioxidants.
Beeswax, while mainly binds and thickens the oils, it also forms a barrier over a wound, protecting it and allowing the beneficial oils to seep deep into the skin.
Essential oils lemon, peppermint, tea tree and lavender all have antibacterial properties and help relieve itching quickly. Not only do these oils offer great comfort physically, they also help disinfect the wound and prevent infections.
DIY Bug Bite Balm
- Fill a pot half way full with water.
- Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the pot.
- Add olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax to the glass bowl.
- Turn stove on to medium heat.
- Allow ingredients to melt completely.
- Remove from heat and add essential oils.
- Pour into container(s).
- Let cool.
This salve is a powerful tool in healing cuts, burns, chapped skin, boils, bug bites and hang nails! Apply directly to the wounded area. You may cover with a band aid in order to further protect the bite. It is even safe to use on babies!
P.S. If you’d like to use my labels, feel free! I used Avery’s 8293 round labels and I also used their web site to upload these images and print.