Best Anti-itch Bug Bite Cream
It’s just about that time of year where bugs start coming out.
I always seem to attract all the mosquitos – and it always gets worse when I’m pregnant!
There are lots of bug sprays and repellants out there, and we have used most of them.
Sprays, candles, wipes. They all work pretty well.
I love this Bug Away Rollerball from Rocky Mountain Oils (the rollerball makes it so convenient!), especially if you are looking for something a little more natural.
But sometimes you still can’t prevent all those pesky bites.
So today I’m sharing a bug bite cream that can be made, stored and used all summer long.
I hope that this will be helpful for anyone looking for a little bug bite relief this summer!
Bug Bit Lotion
A printable version of this is available below.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (this kind from RMO has great reviews)
- 1/4 cup safflower oil
- ¼ cup beeswax or soy wax
- 2-3 drops raspberry oil
- 5-10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 5-10 drops clove essential oil
- 5-10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil
- 5-10 drops lemon essential oil
- Small, airtight containers
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Add coconut oil
In a medium size microwave safe bowl, add coconut oil. Place in microwave for 30 seconds.
- Add wax
Add beeswax or soy wax to bowl and return to microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir and continue to melt at 30 second intervals until mixture is liquid.
- Add oil
Add safflower and raspberry oil to bowl.
- Add essential oils
Add essential oils to bowl and mix everything together thoroughly.
Add mixture to small containers with an airtight lid. Use on bug bites, small rashes or any minor itches.
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.