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7 Quick Fixes for Mosquito Bites

7 Quick Fixes for Mosquito Bites

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, the little buzzers manage to sneak a snack–on us! The next time you or your little ones get an itchy bug bite, try these quick and simple remedies. They are all kid-friendly and very effective, as well as being completely safe and natural.

My favorite uses an ingredient you probably have sitting in a bowl on your kitchen countertop: Use banana peel to take the itch out of mosquito bites. Just rub the pulpy inside surface of the peel on the bite.

Or try these remedies:

1. Rub the bite with soap.
2. Apply an ice pack to the bite.
3. Mix baking soda with enough water to make a paste and apply to the bite.
4. Apply lavender and tea tree oils with a swab.
5. Rub a piece of freshly-cut onion on the bite.
6. A dab of toothpaste is soothing, too.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Newsletters.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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2:43AM PDT on Oct 24, 2014


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5:26AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

good to know, tank o

7:27AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

7:46AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Thank you for the tips.

11:05AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Witchhazel also works very well and is much less expensive. Classic old-home remedy for many itching issues. If you want less mosquito bites - avoid NSAID use as much as possible, as well as sugar.

4:16AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Stop the little buggers before they bite you - download an app for your phone that sounds like the male mosquito. It keeps the biting females away. (you can't hear it).

7:41AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014


7:31PM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Mosquitoes will always be with us, this is one fact that we will often never get used to.
I like tree tea oil or lavender but there are many other methods as well.

11:56PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

good advice, thanks

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