There is one bad thing about being out near the water…mosquitoes. These little insects leave behind a bite that is often itchy and irritating.

Thankfully, we can do something about the itch. In this post, we will be exploring how to make your own – Bug Bite Roll on – a natural remedy based on essential oils that helps to relieve the itchiness.

What You Need:

  • 10mL amber glass roller bottle
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 10mL (approximately) of a carrier oil such as avocado, sweet almond, olive, coconut, jojoba, or grapeseed.

Bug Bite Roll On – What To Do:

  1. Take the glass roller bottle and add the peppermint and lavender essential oils.
  2. Using your carrier oil, fill the amber bottle the rest of the way up.
  3. Place on lid and roller firmly. 
  4. Shake the bottle until the essential oils and the carrier oil are well blended.

Now you have a bug bite roll on that you can apply to any itchy or irritating bites you may have. It will help to soothe the sting and provide relief. 

Taken from a recipe in ‘Family First Aid, Medicine Cabinet & DIY Recipe Guide’ by Eric Zielinski

Katherine Knott

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