You’ve probably heard the saying – Everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, our mosquitoes are no exception. The yearly spring and summer rains along with the hot, humid weather work together very well to raise up a multitude of monster mosquitoes. And with these unrelenting insects come mosquito bites.
Of course, along with those pesky mosquitoes come itchy mosquito bites. The itchiness that is experienced from these mosquito bites comes from the residual saliva left behind from the insect’s feasting on our blood. While other insects such as bees and wasps inject venom when they sting, the mosquito bites to feed on your blood. The resulting bumps and itchiness come from an anticoagulant in the mosquito’s saliva that prevents your blood from clotting. This triggers a mild allergic reaction which results in the typical round, red bumps.
Fortunately, just as our Creator decided to create these buzzing nuisances, we were also given many non-toxic, natural substance remedies to help with the itchiness and to also heal the mosquito bites in a proper manner.
Best 11 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites
- Apple Cider Vinegar. Place some organic apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and apply to the bites as quickly as possible.
- Aloe Vera. Keep some aloe vera leaves, organic gel or liquid in the fridge for to use on bites and for other skin issues. Rub the aloe vera directly on the affected area. Aloe Vera is not only soothing but also a great moisturizer for the skin.
- Apply some minced garlic to the bite. Leave it on for a few minutes, then wash off with soap and water. Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial properties.
- Charcoal or charcoal toothpaste. Rub a tiny amount on the affected area. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Charcoal has the ability to draw out impurities and also has antibacterial properties.
- Baking soda and purified water. Mix together and apply to bites.
- Essential Oils. Both lavender as well as tea tree oil have antibacterial properties and are effective for mosquito bites. Calendula and peppermint are also effective.
- Colloidal Silver Gel. Colloidal Silver Gel has been used for burns and wounds for centuries. Silver has great healing properties for the skin. Apply to affected area. Do not wash off.
- Raw honey. Helps to soothe the sting and itchiness. Apply to bite area and cover with band-aide. Honey also as antibacterial properties.
- Colloidal Oatmeal. Used as a moisturizer for itchy skin. Colloidal oatmeal contains emollients which can reduce the itchy feeling.
- Herbal Tea Bags. Tea bags are often used on the eye area to reduce puffiness. They work the same magic on mosquito bites. Take a cool, used herbal tea bag and place it on the bite.
- Ozonated olive oil. A natural health skincare remedy in which olive oil is slowly infused with oxygen over a period of 3-6 months. This process changes the oil to an off-white topical balm that helps soothe a variety of skin conditions. It speeds healing and alleviates swelling and redness from insect bites. Apply the balm directly to the bite, and the itching and swelling should stop within minutes. If you’re interested in ozonated olive oil, try Oxy-Balm from Oasis Serene Botanicals Safe and Non-Toxic Skin Care line. OxyBalm™ (salve) contains activated oxygen and organic, cold-pressed virgin olive oil from Italy, organic lavender essential oil plus trace minerals. It is 100% organic and non-toxic.
Reducing Inflammation from Mosquito Bites
Natural and safe products for reducing skin inflammation as well as toxic steroid creams include the following. Make sure to check the other ingredients in any cream oil for toxicity.
- borage oil
- chamamile cream
- tamanu oil
- sea buckthorn oil
If you have some tried and true remedies for those pesky mosquito bites, please share with everyone in the comments below.
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