I can just feel summer coming! I love that the days stay lighter for longer and all the fun activities my kids can get into outside. But with warmer temps come…yep, the bugs! I don’t mind lots of the bugs that come out but the ones that bite, those little suckers aren’t loved by us (or anyone for that matter). Last summer I started making a Natural Anti-Itch Spray for our bug bites and it worked like magic. I tried out different concoctions with essential oils for bug bites and I have landed on a spray recipe that I really like. It not only takes the sting and itch out of the skin, but also heals and soothes the skin as well. This essential oils home remedy for insect bites is all natural and has only 4 ingredients so it is easy to make.
Anti-Itch Spray Tutorial Using Young Living Oil For Insect Bites
Supplies/Ingredients Needed For Young Living Bug Bite Relief:
- 1 oz spray bottle
- Pure Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamin E oil
- Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
- Young Living Patchouli Essential Oil
When you are wondering what Young Living oil for insect bites to use, I suggest combining Lavender essential oil and Patchouli essential oil. As Heathline points out, “Several studies have demonstrated that patchouli oil has an anti-inflammatory effect” which is useful to help reduce swelling. It is also useful for its antibacterial activity. According to Medical News Today, “Lavender may also improve the pain from bites and stings from insects, such as fire ants and bees.” The addition of the vitamin E and aloe vera gel will further help to soothe itchy skin. It takes no time at all to whip up!
How To Make Anti-Itch Spray For Insect Bites:
This is the most simple recipe but oh so effective in taking out the itch from your bug bite and healing the skin! Grab your spray bottle and take the top off. Fill your bottle halfway up with your Aloe Vera Gel. Grab your essential oils for bug bites and add 4 drops of Lavender essential oil and 4 drops of Patchouli essential oil. After you have added your Young Living essential oils, add 4 drops of Vitamin E oil and fill the rest of the bottle up with more Aloe Vera Gel. Give it a good shake and your natural bug bit relief is ready!
How to use this home remedy for bug bites:
Shake before each use. Spray directly on bug bite and gently rub in. Can be sprayed on as often as needed!
If you are looking for effective natural remedies for bug bites, I am sure you will like this Home Remedy For Bug Bites. Give it a try and let us know how you like this blend of Young Living oil for insect bites.
You may also be interested in this recipe to make natural insect repellant that works.