Treat Mosquito Bites Naturally

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Summer is here, and, along with the long fun summer nights, comes the more unpleasant gift of mosquito bites. Mosquitoes have often stood between me and my love for the outdoors during the summer. To escape suffering from the constant, annoying itch, I used to choose to stay indoors. However, in reality, that was never an ideal solution.

Through the years, I have tried a lot of home remedies to treat mosquito bites. Many have not worked, but a few have remained loyal in treating them. Today, I will be sharing with you four of my favorite home remedies to cure mosquito bites and one remedy to prevent them.


Remedies to Cure Bites -


1. Mix milk and cold water in equal parts. Take a paper towel or hand towel and submerge into the mixture. Apply the towel to the bite, in compressing motions. Milk soothes the bite and reduces the inflammation. It also decreases the itching.


2. Apply dabs of raw (unpasteurized) honey to bites. Honey is an anti - bacterial and anti - inflammatory agent. It prevents infection and reduces redness and itching.


3. Take tea bags soaked in ice water and pat them on the bites. Tea has several antioxidant properties. They fight off infection and prevent tenderness, itching, and inflammation. The cold temperature of the tea bag is also very soothing.


4.  This one is my favorite! Apply aloe vera to the bite. From an aloe vera plant, break the leaves to access the "juice" within the plant. Apply that gel like "juice" to the bite. Aloe vera is an excellent healing mechanism. It not only heals, but it reduces swelling and tenderness from the bite. It also reduces inflammation and itching. I also add 2 drops of almond oil to the aloe vera for some extra protection.


Remedies to Prevent Mosquito Bites -

1. Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent mosquito repellent. However, it takes a while for it to do its job. Apple Cider Vinegar has several beneficial factors that range from weight loss to curing ailments. However, when it comes to mosquitoes, the smell keeps them away. ACV has B complex proteins that make your skin smell different to mosquitoes, keeping them away. I usually add two tablespoons of ACV in one cup of water and drink it in the morning. It takes a while to notice it working as a repellent. I don't know if it is a mental thing, but I do notice a decrease in mosquito bites when I have been taking the mixture of water and ACV for a while.

If you try these out, comment and let me know if they work for you as they do for me. Also, follow me on all my social media sites.


XOXO S


Disclaimer - These treatments are concoctions from personal experiments and old family remedies. I am in no way an expert.  I am just sharing what works best for me.

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