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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

cheers

1:37PM PDT on Oct 11, 2014

ty

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

ty

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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I would love to say thanks for your efforts you have ever put in writing this wonderful blog.

Thanks for sharing. People can go for years allowing this to upset their lives.

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