Top 5 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites

I cannot stand mosquitoes!

I mean, who can right? It is an ongoing joke on my household that Noah should have turned them away at the Ark... "No way! No mosquitoes on THIS ark!"

But sadly for us, no such luck! They always seem to be drawn to my children and myself, so we always TRY to avoid them when we can, but sometimes bites happen! Like last week for instance. We decided to watch the meteor shower as a family--- so we drug out our blankets and pillows and enjoyed the view! But we forgot the insect spray! My poor son... well, let's just say his body looked like a connect the dots with all the mosquito bites. And of course, all of the pharmacies were closed! That's usually how it happens, right? So, what are we to do when the bugs attack and we don't have any medication to ease the itching?

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Check out some of these at home remedies using items most of already have in our home:

Ice.

We always think of ice for bumps and bruises, but bites? It turns out, the chilling effect of the ice can actually keep the itching at bay. Apply ice packs or put a piece of ice in a plastic zipper bag for some itching relief.



Apple Cider Vinegar.

Is there anything ACV doesn't help with?  It truly is such a great staple to keep for everything from beauty to first aid and more. Dabbing an ACV dipped cotton ball can offer some relief from the stinging, and can act as a natural disinfectant from scratching as well.



Oatmeal.

Most of us have probably heard of taking on oatmeal bath for other itchy issues (eczema, dry skin, etc), so it only makes sense that it can also have some benefit for mosquito bites as well. Create a paste with equal parts water and oatmeal, apply to area for 10 minutes and rinse off. Have a lot of bites? Try an oatmeal bath instead!



Baking Soda.

Another pantry staple to always have on hand, baking soda is good for cleaning, first aid and more. Similar to the oatmeal, you can create a paste from baking soda and water to apply to affected areas. This will help ease some of the itchiness. This is also great for stings of other types as well. I remember at my family reunions as a child, there was ALWAYS baking soda on hand for this very purpose!



Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera not only makes a great decoration around the house, but serves a great purpose in aiding a variety of skin irritations as well. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease irritation and help prevent infections as well. If you have a plant, just cut a small piece, squeeze out the gel and apply to bites. Of course, store bought gels will also do the job as well, and are great to have on hand during the summer for sunburns as well.


Of course the best mosquito bite solution is to avoid getting bitten, but if bites to occur, these are some great remedies to check out. Remember, while most mosquito bites are nothing more than an annoyance, be sure to keep a close on them and see a doctor is you have any unusual symptoms.


Do you have any go to mosquito bite remedies? Share them in the comments below.

1 comment

  1. I'm lucky in that they don't like me. Don't know why, but thanks. I always have an aloe plant so I would reach for that first.

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