Organic Essential Oils to Ease Bug Bites
Outdoor enthusiasts know the pain and irritation that comes with bug bites. Red, splotchy patches that call out to be scratched are frustrating and can be painful. Many topical creams manufactured to alleviate these symptoms can contain chemicals that can be harmful over extended periods of time. Fortunately, there are natural ways to combat the irritation of minor bug bites: Organic essential oils. Keep in mind, that for bites from venomous or poisonous creatures such as dangerous spiders or snakes, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Organic Itch Relief
Organic essential oils are an useful ally when it comes to relieving the pain and irritation of a bug bite. However, remember that pure essential oils can be irritating to the skin as well, so it is important to dilute them before applying them directly to the skin. Carrier oils such as jojoba, coconut, and olive oil are prime candidates since they will work to nourish the skin while the essential oils go to work to ease your bug bite. Keeping that in mind, here are a few organic essential oils that can help soothe your skin and relieve the itch of unwanted bug bites.
Lavender Organic Essential Oil
Lavender organic essential is often referred to as the “universal oil,” and for good reason. For centuries, it has been used to treat a number of conditions including burns, infections, muscle aches, cuts, sores, inflammation, and a variety of others. It just so happens that lavender essential oil is also suited to easing the pain of minor bug bites. A few drops diluted in a carrier oil can be applied directly to the skin for relief.
Basil Organic Essential Oil
Basil organic essential oil is quite a versatile essential oil. It can be applied to muscles to help relieve tenseness, and has historically been used to help alleviate digestive and respiratory issues. Its ability to ease the pain and irritation associated with bug bites is a relatively recent discovery. Dilute properly (olive oil carrier oils work best with basil) and apply to the bite.
Thyme Organic Essential Oil
Thyme organic essential oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties that have made it a crucial first-aid ally for hundreds of years. The Ancient Romans identified its potential medicinal effects, and in the Middle Ages, thyme oil was given to jousting knights for courage, and wreaths of thyme were hung in rooms to stave off infection. Thyme essential oil properly applied can calm bug bites and help prevent them from becoming infected.
Drive the Itch Away
Get the relief you need for your bug bites today. Browse our selection of Primavera Organic Essential Oils and Carrier Oils to calm the itchiness and soothe your skin.