6 natural remedies for mosquito bites when in the garden.
Are you the favorite target of mosquitoes?
Ever wonder how to get rid of itching and nasty pinches?
We offer you 6 natural remedies recommended even by integrative medicine specialists from the United States!
The first on the list is chamomile tea. Chamomile flowers contain antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances. A single sachet of chamomile tea applied to a mosquito bite immediately soothes the inflammation. You can even use it for bee stings!
The second, perhaps lesser known, is hazel extract. Hazel is the flower of a North American shrub that speeds up the healing process, eliminates bacteria and has an astringent effect. All you have to do is buy witch hazel water and apply it directly on the affected area, by dabbing.
You may not know it, but oatmeal is rich in emollients and antioxidants that reduce inflammation, get rid of itching and soften the skin. Make a paste of oatmeal and chamomile tea, apply directly on mosquito bites and remove with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
Activated charcoal can also be used successfully to soothe the discomfort caused by mosquito bites or other insects. You need to mix a teaspoon of activated charcoal with half a tablespoon of coconut oil and dab the affected area. Apply periodically until the itching disappears.
The last on our list, apple cider vinegar, is an excellent remedy that soothes the itching and swelling caused by mosquito bites. Mix water and apple cider vinegar in equal parts and dab the affected area. Simple, isn’t it?
So, if you know that mosquitoes are following you everywhere, try to protect your skin! If you still can’t escape, you can use chamomile tea, witch hazel extract, essential oils, oatmeal, activated charcoal or apple cider vinegar to soothe your stings naturally!