Six Essential Oils To Help Soothe Bug Bites And Stop Itching

Itchy bug bites can ruin your outdoor fun, but there is a way to stop the itching. Several essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help.

Tea tree oil is perfect at stopping itching and swelling and can also help fight germs during cold and flu season. Lavender oil not only calms, it can also help rejuvenate skin.

Peppermint oil boosts alertness, but can also help soothe itchy bites. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on skin while also relaxing and lifting your mood.

Eucalyptus is similar to peppermint and works great at cooling itchy skin. Basil will not only help with bug bites due to antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help keep bugs away.

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