I have heard so many different opinions on what good essential oils for bug bites will sooth irritations are and I think part of this is because it varies so much from person to person. I’ve been trying to write this post for years by experimenting every time we get a bug bite.
You might say I get a little too excited when someone in our family gets bitten because I take it as an opportunity to experiment with what oils work best. The problem? We don’t get bit very often because we live in a dry climate with relatively few bugs and when we do think we could get have a problem, we use one of these DIY essential oil bug repellent recipes.
I think what works depends on what types of bug bite you, what you’ve eaten, maybe what blood type you are and some other unknown factors like that. Here is a list of essential oils to soothe away irritations from bug bites we have found to be the most helpful to our family, in order of what has helped the most often for most of us:
We just apply one drop directly on the bug bite, but it would be even more effective to put the oil in a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil. This accomplishes two things – #1 essential oils don’t last as long as you may hope and the fractionated coconut oil helps them last longer. #2 the fractionated coconut oil helps you save lots of money since you don’t need to use nearly as many drops of essential oil.
Here are some recipes other people think work well:
Melaleuca – Lavender
What essential oils to soothe away irritations from bug bites have you found that work well? Please comment below and let me know!