Our mix of the month for May is fitting, it’s a stop-bug-bite itch mix for insect bites. Here in Maine, the period between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is known as “Black Fly Season”. These little insects can make being outside very unpleasant, their bites can itch for days or a week. So what essential oils are good for bug bites? There are many different essential oils recommended for itching bug and insect bites, we found that eucalyptus worked best here and for black fly bites. Other essential oils you could try for mosquito bites if you don’t have eucalyptus are lavender, chamomile, tea tree, and peppermint.
Our anti-itch essential oil recipe mix is pretty simple:
10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
1/2 oz. jojoba
mix in a dropper bottle and use a drop or two on each insect bite several times daily. Be sure to note date mixed and use up within a year.
It really is that simple, let us know how this eucalyptus oil mix for mosquito bites works for you!
There are a few precautions with any essential oils: Never use undiluted, in eyes or around mucus membranes. Do not ingest. Do not use for a prolonger period of time. Keep away from children and do not use essential oil on children or pets unless directed by a professional (cats in particular are very sensitive to essential oils, never use on cats). Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics. May cause skin irritation (test on a small patch of skin in an insensitive portion of your body with proper dilution rate).
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