Thursday, August 15, 2013

Using Essential Oils for Insect Bites

Due to their antiseptic properties, Young Living essential oils are very effective for treating a variety of insect bites. Some of the more common pests – along with the best oils for treating their bite or sting – are listed below:

Mosquitoes love me! If I am around, no one else gets bitten. I have found that applying Purification to the bite quickly reduces the swelling and stops the itching. You can also try Melrose, Citronella, Lavender, Eucalyptus Globulus, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Rosemary or PanAway.

Bee Stings

Spider Bites
For Black Widow or Brown Recluse spider bites, seek emergency care immediately. Until you reach the treatment center, apply Purification, Thieves or PanAway every 10 minutes.

Chiggers and Ticks
For chigger and tick bites, you need to remove the insect before treating the bite. Sometimes smothering the chiggers helps. A recently blown out match head applied to the tick may cause it to let go, but be careful to only touch the tick. You can also try mixing Oregano and Thyme 50:50 and applying 1-2 drops over the bite area. The insects will usually squirm to get away from the oils. After removing the culprit, treat the bites with any of the following: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, Melrose, Thieves or R.C.  

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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