DIY bug bite and sunburn remedies for summer


Itchy bug bites

Many of the remedies used for stings may also be used to treat the itchy bites of insects such as mosquitoes, horse flies and black flies. Additional remedies for itching include:

  • Oatmeal bath
  • Aloe cream (refrigerated for better itch relief)
  • Green tea bag, dampened and refrigerated
  • Tea tree oil, witch hazel or alcohol (including hand sanitizer)
  • Basil, crushed (repels mosquitoes and contains anesthetic properties)
  • Mouthwash with menthol (cools the bite site)



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