15 All Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

It’s finally a mild sunny day, so you pull out your shortest shorts and thinnest strappy tank and hit the park. But within five seconds it seems, you are being eaten alive by mosquitoes!

With all that exposed skin comes mosquito bites with the burning, the stinging and the itching, itching, itching!

Now you know you shouldn’t scratch, because that is only going to make the bite worse and if you break the skin, there is a possibly for infection. Not scratching at them, however,  is driving you up the wall. You need relief and you need it fast! Luckily for you, there are several natural options for relieving the burn, swelling and itching of those pesky mosquito bites.

Click through the gallery for 15 natural mosquito bite remedies:

Green Tea Bag

Dampen a green or calamine tea bag and apply on the big for an instant relief.

Oatmeal Bath

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This popular chicken pox remedy is also effective in relieving the itch from mosquito bites.

Honey

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The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey could help prevent an infection. Just use this remedy after you’ve already come inside as honey could attract more bugs outside.

Aloe Vera

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Your grandma has been swearing by raw aloe and for good reason. It has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce itching and swelling.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol helps temporarily relieve the itching from the bite and also reduce the size of the bite and possibility of infection.

Witch Hazel

Alone or mixed with baking soda, this plant based astringent can help pull out any liquid from the bite and reduce swelling.

Tea Tree Oil

You only need a few drops of this powerful essential oil apply with a cotton ball to combat the itching, swelling, pain and possible infection from a mosquito bite.

Basil

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Take a trip to your herb garden for this natural remedy. Rub a leaf or two over the bite for a soothing sensation.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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And there is yet another use for this common household product. Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and leave on the bite for a few minutes for pain relief.

Baking Soda

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Mix baking soda and water to create a paste and apply to the affected area. Wipe off after a few minutes with warm water.

Cucumbers

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This puffy eye remedy can also be used to ease the swelling in a severe bite.

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If you have literally nothing else, a simple piece of ice with help ease the pain and itch of a bite.

Lavender Oil

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Like tea tree oil, this fragrant essential oil can ease the burning and itching. Only use a few drops applied to a cotton ball.

Peppermint

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Either in oil or fresh leaf form, tingly peppermint can help drown out the pain and itch.

Salt Water

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If you happen to be near the ocean, a quick dip in the salt water will relieve the discomfort of a bite. If not, create your own concoction and rinse over the affected area.

15 All Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies