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.

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


Julie B
Julie B9 months ago

As an Aromatherapist I really like the tips to use on bites. I believe ir's a good idea to always keep good quality Lavender oil and Tea tree in the house :)

W. C
W. C1 years ago


William C
William C1 years ago

Thank you.

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Jonathan Harper4 years ago


Alexandra G.
Alexandra G4 years ago

good to know, tank o

Erin H.
Erin H4 years ago

Interesting article, thank you!

Kimmy H.
Kimmy H4 years ago

Thank you for the tips.

Kamia T.
Kamia T4 years ago

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.

Julie W.
Julie W4 years ago

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).