Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites

Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites

Hi Everyone!! This post will share effective home remedies for mosquito bites.

We all like rainy season as it gives us respite from the scorching heat. However, the rainy season brings with it the problem of flooded streets, water logging and the menace of mosquitoes. Stagnant water is the most adored hangout spot for mosquitoes which are the causative agents of many infectious diseases. A mosquito bite results into itching, scratching and swelling that further leads to the appearance of red bumps on the skin. If nature has the presence of these buzzing nuisances then, it also has provided us with some effective natural ways to treat these bites that this post will share with you.

Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel

The first on my list of home remedies for mosquito bites is undoubtedly aloe vera. Aloe vera is a miracle plant that not only offers amazing health benefits but also offers a plethora of skin and hair benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe down the skin and offer immediate relief from mosquito bites. Not only that, but aloe vera can also treat small cuts, bug bites and bruises. Make sure to give this wonderful plant a place in your garden.

Material Required

  • Aloe vera gel

What All You Need To Do

  • Extract fresh aloe vera gel from the plant and apply its thin layer on the mosquito bite.
  • Let it dry down and once dried, you can reapply it to get the relief.

2. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil - One Of The Effective Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites
Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce itching, redness and swelling caused due to a mosquito bite. The oil has antiseptic, insecticidal and repellent properties as well that can help to keep the mosquitoes away.

Material Required

  • 2-3 drops Tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut oil

What All You Need To Do

  • In a clean bowl, take coconut oil which acts as a carrier oil.
  • Now add tea tree essential oil.
  • Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it on the affected area.

* Make sure to dilute the tea tree essential oil with coconut oil and not to apply it directly on the skin.

3. Ice

Ice Cubes
Ice Cubes

Next on the list of effective home remedies for mosquito bites is ice. The coolness of ice causes the dilated blood vessels that are present near the surface of your skin to narrow. This limits the spread of inflammation and soothes the skin.

Material Required

  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • Clean cotton cloth

What All You Need To Do

  • In a clean cloth, wrap ice cubes and press against bites.
  • You can do this for 8-10 minutes.

4. Baking Soda

Baking Soda - One Of The Effective Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites
Baking Soda

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is basic in nature and helps in balancing the pH of an infected area thereby reducing itching and inflammation. Moreover, baking soda has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that prevent further infection on the itchy patch of your skin.

Material Required

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Water

What All You Need To Do

  • In a clean bowl, mix baking soda with enough water so as to make a paste.
  • Apply this paste on the affected area and keep it for 10 minutes and then rinse.

5. Honey

Honey
Honey

This sweet substance is one of the effective home remedies for mosquito bites as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help in preventing infection and reducing inflammation. Moreover, honey is quite sticky to touch so when the itchy skin is covered with it, it will reduce your temptation to itch.

Material Required

  • 1 teaspoon honey

What All You Need To Do

  • Take the required quantity of honey on your fingertips and apply it to the affected area.

6. Basil

Basil Leaves - One Of The Effective Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites
Basil Leaves

Basil also known as Tulsi or Sweet basil is known to have many medicinal properties. It is also a key ingredient of many Italian recipes. This basil has the presence of a chemical compound called eugenol that has antiseptic properties and help in relieving itchy skin. Moreover, tulsi has a strong aroma that works as a mosquito repellent. So, basil is considered as one of the effective home remedies for mosquito bites.

Material Required

  • A few tulsi/basil leaves

What All You Need To Do

  • Mash basil leaves and apply the paste over affected area.

Must Read: 15 Amazing Benefits Of Tulsi

7. Toothpaste

Toothpaste is found in every household and it usually has minty menthol flavor. This toothpaste is extremely beneficial for relieving itching, offers a cooling effect and also soothes skin. It is also helpful in reducing swelling and inflammation caused due to a mosquito bite.

Material Required

  • Toothpaste

What All You Need To Do

  • Apply toothpaste on the mosquito bite and let it dry.

8. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil

Coconut oil works wonders for treating mosquito bites. The first thing is that it works as an effective insect repellent thereby preventing any insect bites. The oil has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties that help in preventing the spread of infection of the bite and soothes down the inflamed skin. Application of coconut oil is one of the favorites and effective home remedies for mosquito bites used by my mother.

Material Required

  • Coconut oil

What All You Need To Do

  • Take the required quantity of oil and apply it to the affected area.

Must Read: DIY Makeup Remover With Coconut Oil

9. Onion

The first thing is that onion acts as a mosquito repellent as it has a strong aroma that helps in preventing the mosquitoes from feasting on you. Furthermore, onions help in reducing the swelling caused by mosquito bite and also sooth the itch.

Material Required

  • 1 onion

What All You Need To Do

  • Take an onion and blend it properly in a blender to get a paste-like consistency.
  • Apply this paste on the mosquito bite for 10 minutes.

Must Read: Ginger And Onion Juice For Hair Growth

10. Turmeric

Turmeric - One Of The Effective Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites
Turmeric

Since ages, turmeric is being used to treat a variety of ailments and is considered as a natural healing agent. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of curcumin in it and helps in soothing and healing itching.

Must Read: Benefits Of Turmeric For Skin

Material Required

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Water

What All You Need To Do

  • Mix turmeric powder with water to get a paste-like consistency.
  • Apply this paste on the mosquito bite and let it dry and then rinse with cool water.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar

Next on the list of the effective home remedies for mosquito bites is apple cider vinegar. It helps to balance the pH of an infected area and its antimicrobial properties help in preventing the infections that may arise due to the constant scratching of the affected area. Apple cider vinegar will nix the itch and will help your bite to heal faster.

Material Required

  • 1 tablespoon of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

What All You Need To Do

  • In a clean bowl, mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water.
  • Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it on the affected area.

12. Green Tea Bags

Tannins present in the green tea have astringent properties and this helps in relieving inflammation thereby reducing swelling.

Material Required

  • Green tea bags/leaves
  • Water

What All You Need To Do

  • Take a few tea bags/leaves and allow them to steep in boiling water for 8-10 minutes.
  • Keep this water in the refrigerator and allow it to cool down.
  • Dip a clean cloth in this liquid and keep it on the affected area to get the relief from itching.

Mosquito bites cannot be prevented altogether even though following all the precautionary measures. So, these home remedies for mosquito bites will definitely help you in getting relief from the itchiness and will also help in soothing the skin.

Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites

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This post shares effective home remedies for mosquito bites that will help you in getting relief from the itchiness & soothing the skin.

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