Finding a purely natural way of how to get rid of mosquito bites is quite challenging to all of us, considering that one of the most common problems we all face during the beautiful summer days are definitely mosquitoes.
These little innocent intruders, attracted by the smell of our sweat and blood basically are doing the right stuff. They are fighting for their lives and existence by sucking blood from every possible living body.
That’s why, during this period, the protection against these small bloodsuckers, is particularly important, because experts warn that precisely through them a spread of infection is imminent.
For this purpose of full protection, you can buy many kinds of chemical sprays, or you may opt for a much more natural approach.
How to Get Rid of Mosquito bites
“These sprays are safe for children and adults”
– Many plants have essential oils that have the ability to block the breathing centers in mosquitoes and are very effective against them. Among these plants are mint, lavender, yarrow and even chamomile. These plants are widespread in many areas, not expensive at all and very effective.
To begin with, you will need water, medical alcohol and lavender. Boil a cup of water and then in the boiling water put 3-4 tablespoons of dried herbs of your choice (the best would be if they are mixed of a kind).
To this, you can add chamomile or yarrow. Cover the cup, and let it stand until cool. At the end, to the final mixture, add a little alcohol, pour into a spray bottle and spray over your body areas.
Although this spray is very effective, you should try to avoid the use of alcohol if the spray is intended for use on children’s skin.
– Alcohol should certainly be omitted if children comes in questioning, because it is not adapted to their skin. In this case, you can opt for an aqueous solution, which is also effective or use some lemon juice or vinegar (Apple Cider Vinegar for example).
This is another recipe that does not contain alcohol, and is slightly stronger and more intense. You will need 1 liter of apple vinegar, about 10 tablespoons of dried herbs of your choice (sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme, mint) to make this great mixture.
Put the plants in a jar with airtight lid, pour the vinegar and let all that stand at room temperature for about 2-3 weeks. It is important that the mixture is shaken regularly on daily basis. After the required time period passes, saddle the plants well and pour the liquid into a bottle and refrigerate.
Before use, mix the aromatic vinegar solution with water in the exchange of 1:1, pour into a bottle and spray your body parts with it. Although these are unaltered, natural ingredients, it should be taken into account whether and how children’s skin reacts (herbalists advice). And if a bite is already made, there is also another solution from nature.
– Essential oils can help and are best if combined with clay powder, which can be bought in almost every healthy food store. Simply apply the clay and the essential oils mixture to the bitten area on the skin and let it stand and dry. This even helps for people who have allergic reaction to mosquito bites.