DIY Bug Bite Stick To Instantly Relieve Itching, Pain & Redness

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It’s that time of year and the bugs are biting!

As summer arrives and you venture outside for more adventurous activities, you will become a snack for mosquitoes and other equally annoying bugs.  My kids and I seem to be mosquito magnets, so getting relief from bites is a must for us. Using the power of just a few readily available essential oils and other simple natural ingredients, this bug bite relief stick will help to relieve the pain, reduce the redness and most importantly, stop the itching!

Supplies

Lavender and Peppermint Bug Bite Relief Stick Supplies

  • 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil (get it here)
  • 20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (get it here)
  • 2 TB Beeswax Pastilles (get them here)
  • 2 TB Coconut oil (get it here)
  • Lip balm containers (get them here)
  • Heatproof container with a spout
  • Bamboo skewer (for stirring)

For the containers, I chose to use the small lip balm container tubes for easy application. They usually come in packs of 25. That may seem like a lot, but for this recipe, I was able to fill 14 tubes. Each tube holds 3/16th of an ounce.  If you don’t want to make that many, you can use a half pint canning jar.

Step 1

Lavender and Peppermint Bug Bite Relief Stick Add to Cup

Add the beeswax and coconut oil to a heatproof container with a spout. It’s important that you use one with a spout. This will make it much easier to pour into the tubes later.

Step 2

Lavender and Peppermint Bug Bite Relief Stick Melt

Set the container with the beeswax and coconut oil into a heavy bottom pan with 2 inches of water. Put the pot onto a burner and turn it on to a low heat. Allow the coconut oil and beeswax to melt, stirring often with the bamboo skewer.

Step 3

Lavender and Peppermint Bug Bite Relief Stick Essential Oil

Once melted, carefully remove the container for the pan. Add 20 drops of Lavender and 20 drops of Peppermint essential oils to the melted beeswax and coconut oil. Mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Lavender and Peppermint Bug Bite Relief Stick Add To Containers

Line up your lip balm tubes on a cookie sheet or flat surface lined with a towel. The towel will help prevent the tubes from slipping while you pour. Fill the tubes just barely to the top. Let the tubes cool; they will turn opaque as they solidify.

Apply

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Apply the bug bite relief stick liberally to any bug bite. The coconut oil and beeswax will help keep the bite moist and promote healing of the affected area. The peppermint helps relieve pain and the lavender will reduce inflammation. The essential oils are also antibacterial. Carry a tube in your bag and give one to each member of your family. My kids each carry one when we are out and about, especially on hikes. With your bite relief sticks in stock, you’ll have no worries about spending more time outdoors.

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About the Author


Debbie Wolfe is a mom of two rambunctious boys, wife, and work-at-home mom from Georgia. When not writing or crafting, she is in the garden or hidden away reading. Debbie is an obsessive crafter, home chef, and gardener. She is a freelance writer and co-author and photographer behind the garden blog, The Prudent Garden. She is also a regular contributor to garden and crafting content for HGTV, DIYNetwork, and Great American Country. Her first title, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts from Skyhorse Publishing will be available February 2019.