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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Natural Cures for Summertime Bug Bites

When we think of summer, it's hard not to picture cook-outs, swimming pools, ice-cold lemonade and sleep-outs under the stars! Don't let bug bites interfere with your family fun! Here are a few of our favorite home remedies to prevent and cure those itchy bites.

Insect Bite Prevention
  1. Natural repellents
  • Citronella candles
  • Calendula, cedar, eucalyptus, and/or tea tree. In oils, diffusers, sprays or lotions
  1. Edible prevention
  • eat foods rich in Thiamin (Vitamin B1) like fish, brown rice, molasses and wheat germ before spending time outside to avoid mosquito bites.
  1. Avoid
  • eating refined sugar which gives off a sweet smell on the skin that attracts mosquitos 
  • wearing perfume, hairspray or other scented cosmetics
Insect Bite Treatment
  1. wash the area with soap and water then apply a paste made of baking soda and water
  2. rub a cut onion on an insect bite for a powerful antioxidant treatment

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