Ah, summer is here at last and so are the mosquitoes. After a very rainy spring, they are out in full force.
There are several precautions you can take to repel mosquitoes, like using a safe, non-toxic personal repellant, covering your arms and legs at dusk when the mosquitoes come out, avoid keeping standing water around in birdbaths or buckets, and placing certain aromatic plants like scented geraniums, marigolds or rosemary on your patio or deck or in your garden to help repel them. But, even with these precautions, most of us will usually get bitten, and some people more than others. I know I am a mosquito magnet – my husband says when he is with me, he never gets bitten! So, what non-toxic relief can you get for those nasty, itchy, inflamed bites? Lots! Below is a list of common household products, which relieve itching and help to heal the bite.
Each remedy works better for some people than others. When you get your next bite, try some and let me know which remedies work for you.
Information compiled from www.home-remedy.org, Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles and www.care2.com/greenliving/7-ways-to-treat-bug-bites.
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