Tis the season of bugs! With summer time upon us we are spending a lot of time outside and with the outdoors comes bugs. Sometimes those little pests get past all our barriers to protect us from them and get us anyways. Just means you are extra sweet. I have made this little cream several times and it works wonders. Stops the itch and helps heal the bites fast. Made with all organic products and wonderful essential oils.
Coconut oil will soon become a staple in your house as it has so many different uses. You will find I use this oil a lot as it is naturally antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial and has anti-inflammatory properties. Also , is a natural SPF.
Olive oil is great as it helps moisturize well adding some antioxidants.
Beeswax is awesome too because we often use it to bind and thicken our creams , but it also helps form a protective barrier over the wound. This helps the oils penetrate deep into the would while helping keep any germs and bacteria out.
Beautiful , wonderful essential oils we will be using not only have antibacterial properties to help protect the bite but helps stop the itching fast.
We will need:
- 1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons of beeswax
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops of lavander essential oil
- 20 drops of lemon essential oil
Just like when we make our skin creams fill a pot up with water and bring it to a boil. Place your glass bowl or glass measuring cup in the hot water; Add olive oil and coconut oil. Once melted add the beeswax. Stir them to make sure they are well combined. Once melted remove the bowl from the water, add the essential oils. Pour into desired containers, allow to cool. This makes about 4 ounces, can store in a tin or chap stick tubes.
All natural bug bite relief cream. May use as often as needed to help bring relief. Also, works create for poision ivy and posion oak remedies. Comments , questions or concers drop them below , I’d love to hear from you!