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Everybody’s experienced the burning and itching that occurs during the most dreaded season of all, mosquito season. After having grown up in Southeast Texas, where the state bird is the mosquito and you have to reapply mosquito spray every five minutes before you sweat it off again, you could say I am well acquainted with the death-eater looking insect. Where I grew up, if you ever wanted to go outside you had to have a full-blown mosquito spraying system installed along your fence line in hopes of protecting you from those little bloodsuckers.
What I did not discover until now; however, was the easiest and most effective cure for those pesky bites. Baking Soda + Water. Yup, that’s all. As a matter of fact, I am showcasing this elegant paste in three different locations on my legs while I type. This dynamite fashion statement was what prompted me to share this helpful information with you. Within seconds after applying the paste, I felt a cool relief to my itching and burning bites. A couple of hours later, I could not even find the location of the bites anymore.
There is no need to suffer through the itching while you rummage through your medicine cabinet or run out to the store for relief. Instead, both ingredients can be found in your kitchen for instant, all natural relief! Baking soda is a natural way to draw out any poison or irritant from your skin. Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself! Simply follow the instructions below for the best and most cost effective mosquito relief that I have found, all thanks to my mama! 🙂
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon water
Combine the baking soda and water into a small bowl. Mix with a spoon until you form a paste. If the solution is too runny, add more baking soda. If the solution is too clumpy, add more water. You want the solution to be a paste that can adhere to your skin and not run off. Once you have a paste, simply dab a blob onto each bite and let the baking soda work its magic! After the solution has dried on your skin, you can gently wipe it off with a wet rag and be on your way! 🙂
But wait! There’s more!
Most kitchens tend to have baking soda on hand, but if you happen to have some fresh basil leaves those can work too!
1 fresh basil leaf
Rub the basil leaf between your fingers until the oil is expressed from the leaf. Use the leaf to apply the oil onto each bite and let the oil sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. Gently wipe off the basil oil with a wet rag and enjoy being itch-free!
Be sure to share this article with all of your fellow mosquito victims!
Note: Do NOT use these home remedies if allergic to any of their ingredients. None of this information is to be taken for medical advice! These are simply some home remedies that have worked for us, but may not be suited for everyone. These home remedies are to be used at your own risk. You can find our full disclaimer here.
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