Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Safe and Easy Homemade Bug Bite Relief

We have had a very wet spring up here in northern Wisconsin, which means we have a lot of mosquitoes. Which means if you spend any time outdoors in the late evening or early morning, you get mosquito bites. LOTS of mosquito bites (my poor 5 year old has six of them between her elbow and her wrist). Thankfully, this simple homemade remedy works like a charm:

Homemade Bug Bite Relief
About a tablespoon or so of baking soda (aluminum free, of course)
Maybe a teaspoon of water (shoot for a consistency that's spreadable - not too thin - but still sticks to your skin)
Mix them together to desired consistency and put it on the bug bite. Works for bee stings, too!

We've actually been keeping this in a babyfood jar next to the sink so it's ready whenever we need it - I don't think it will spoil, and you can't really make it in small enough quantities for just a bite or two, so this works great for us. 

This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday.


  1. I've used that before and it works great. I also like carrying a bottle of lavender oil along. You can put it on neat to relieve bites, etc.

  2. I've used the Baking Soda method for Spider bites, and Mosquito bites - works well!

    Also, for flea bites I've found Lavender Oil mixed with Calendula to work really well too.

    Great to see this on the Simple Lives Link Party.