Natural itchy bite remedies

2016-11-16 06:00
Put a fresh slice of raw onion on the bite and hold it there until theitch subsides.

Put a fresh slice of raw onion on the bite and hold it there until theitch subsides.

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IT is one of those summer facts of life - outdoor living is fantastic both daytime and nigh time, but the relaxing enjoyment can be destroyed in a second as the flying attackers zoom in - that's right the inevitable ubiquitous mosquitos.

Some people are lucky - mozzies avoid them like the plague, but for the others - some natural remedies to counteract those irritating itchy bites:

• Vinegar. Simply dab a little of any type of vinegar on the bite. If you have been outside and hordes have attacked you, take a hot bath to which you have added two and a half cups of vinegar. Organic apple-cider vinegar is the most effective.

• Aloe vera. Not only does the sap of the aloe stop the itching, it has medicinal properties that will help heal any infected bumps.

• A dry cake of soap. For temporary relief, rubbing dry soap on the itches will help. Once the irritation has subsided, don't forget to wash the soap off.

• Baking soda. Make a thick paste and apply. The swelling as well as the itching will subside quickly.

• Raw onion. Put a fresh slice on the bite and hold it there until the stinging itch subsides.

• Peppermint (even just the smell of) is best, or rub it on and leave until you no longer need to scratch.

• Raw honey. This is soothing and also has antimicrobial properties which will help prevent infection.

• Lemons or limes. The juice, squeezed on the bites works wonders. They are an antiseptic too. You can also use pure lemon juice in a bottle if you don’t have any of the fresh fruit.

• Essential oils. Most will help. Tea tree, rosemary, lavender, witch hazel and cedar oil all work well. Just take a drop or two, mix with a little water and dab on.

• Salt, made into a thick paste, works. It is believed that Himalayan salt is the most effective. Just make sure that, whichever you use is finely ground.

• A raw clove, peeled, on the bite can sting a little, but works. The smell will put off any further mozzie invaders. - All Women.

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