With the heat of this month of May, the mosquitoes are back! To effectively relieve your bites, there are natural and economical remedies. Plants, essential oils, vinegar, clay… We present 4 allies to soothe your itch.
Are you prone to mosquito bites? There is no need to go to the pharmacy to relieve your pimples: the miracle cure can be in your cupboard. For example, cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid, it has antiseptic and healing properties.
Preferably choose a product from organic farming. Place a few drops on a compress and then keep it on your bite for several minutes. This should reduce the itchy feeling.
The plantain does not have a good press: considered by many to be a “bad grass”, it is a weed plant for crops. However, the plantain has so many medicinal properties that it is sometimes the ” first aid kit “† According to The women’s magazineplantain leaf compounds control poison and reduce discomfort caused by mosquito bites.
Take a few leaves in your hands and squeeze them to release the juice they contain: this can be applied directly to the skin.
Note: dandelion leaves can be used in the same way.
Lavender essential oil
True lavender is relaxing and healing. Aspic lavender is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Any of these essential oils will reduce itchiness.
You can massage the stung area for a few seconds with two drops of lavender, itself diluted in a little vegetable oil (argan, sweet almond, jojoba).
Note: the use of essential oils is not recommended for pregnant women.
Green clay compress
Green clay has many benefits: it is antibacterial and antiseptic. It gets the irritating substance out of the bite.
To use it, simply apply the clay as a poultice on the pimple. Once it dries, you can rinse it off. For more efficiency, you can mix a little green clay with a few drops of lavender essential oil.
The final word: stop scratching is still the best remedy…don’t get bitten! Here we give you some tips to avoid bites.