From campouts to barbeques, spending time outside often leads to an increase in bug bites. When pests like mosquitos attack, they draw a tiny amount of blood while simultaneously injecting some of their own saliva into your skin. This foreign substance causes your body to release histamine as an immunity defense, which can result in itchiness. Luckily, if you find yourself up all night scratching, essential oils can help provide some relief.
This simple DIY combines the powerful soothing properties of Lavender with the cooling impact of Peppermint. Together, these oils help alleviate skin irritation and put your mind at ease.
As an alternative option, try adding doTERRA’s Purify Cleansing Blend to your roller bottle instead. This powerful blend of citrus and fir oils helps cleanse and protect the skin.
Don’t let bugs ruin your summer fun. Once you’ve created your Bug Bite Relief blend, be sure to have it on hand at the next outdoor activity.
2 teaspoons doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
15–20 drops Purify essential oil
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- Add Fractionated Coconut Oil to empty 10 mL roller bottle.
- Next, add the essential oils of your choice.
- Secure the lid to your roller bottle and shake until ingredients combine.
- Apply as needed.