The summer is back and so are mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes target humans and animals, as they seek the proteins our blood contains. They need all the energy they can get to lay their eggs.
Obviously, mosquito bites are unpleasant and itchy. Here are six natural homemade remedies that will soothe them.
1. Baking soda
Baking soda is very useful in the kitchen, and it also has several virtues. To soothe a mosquito bite, mix 3 tablespoons in a glass of water. Apply compresses where painful.
You can also apply a paste made with baking soda and water on the bites.
2. Lavender essential oil
An anti-inflammatory plant, lavender has soothing virtues. Pour one or two drops of lavender oil in your hand and apply a little with your finger directly on the sting.
3. Cider vinegar
Vinegar has antiseptic virtues and was used at the time to disinfect scratches and help heal wounds. Soak a compress in a water and vinegar solution and apply on your bite.
4. Aloe vera
We all know about the soothing virtues of aloe vera, often used to treat burns or sunburns. Its cooling effect eases the skin and helps restore it. All you need to do is apply the gel on the sting.
In addition to being useful in the kitchen, this herb contains camphor, which has antiseptic and slightly anesthetic attributes. It soothes stings by providing a feeling of freshness. Crush a few leaves and apply directly where pain is felt.
During the Middle Ages, people used sage for its medicinal attributes. When you feel an itch, rub two or three sage leaves over the painful spot. The pain wil