6 April 2012

11 natural remedies to treat mosquito bites

Thanks to my mum for sharing this flyer with me during the week. 
She reproduced it from Barbados' lone totally online newspaper, www.barbadostoday.bb
They credit the information to Global Healing Center.

1. Vinegar
Apply a small amount of vinegar directly to the bump. If you have many bites, you may want to take a very hot bath in a tub filled with water and 2 1/2 cups of vinegar. Organic apple cider vinegar is recommended.

2. Aloe
Aloe vera is another excellent remedy for mosquito bites, as well as many other conditions. Not only will it help ease the itching and swelling from the bite, but it will also aid in healing the wound. You can use fresh gel directly from an aloe plant or organic aloe juice. They both work well at providing relief.

3. A dry bar of soap
Rubbing a bar of dry soap directly on the bite will help provide temporary relief to the itching. Remember to wash it off thoroughly once the itch fades. 

4. Baking soda and water
Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply this paste generously to the affected area. 

5. Onion
A fresh slice of onion can also help take the sting out of the bite. Be sure to wash the area thoroughly.

6. Toothpaste
For quick relief from mosquito bites, try applying a small amount of all-natural peppermint or neem-based toothpaste. All the paste to dry.

7. Raw honey 
Simply, take a small amount of honey and apply directly to the bite. Honey also has anti-microbial properties that can help prevent infection.

8. Lime or Lemon
Either fruit's juice works well. You can apply just the juice onto the area or others have recommended rubbing the bite with the lemon or lime peel.

9. Essential oils
Take a small amount of oil and dilute with water. There are many essential oils that can help provide temporary relief for mosquito bites. But the author has listed their faves as: tea tree, rosemary, neem, lavender, cedar and witch hazel.

10. Salt paste
The finely ground salt and mix with a small amount of water until you have a thick paste. Apply this salt paste directly to the bite. 

11. Garlic
Try rubbing a small piece of garlic on the bite. 


  1. Iameatingright8 April 2012 at 20:18

    Thank you for this information. This will be helpful on our summer hikes and also when we visit family in Canada.

  2. Another natural remedy is the banana skin. The inside helps to alleviate itching from bites, just rub gently on the affected area.

  3. It's so cool that the answers are all in God's Creation....Natural Nature

  4. Hi, Sameena! It truly is. Sometimes instead of going to the pharmacy, we just need to look in our own cupboards, fridges, gardens.

  5. Thank you, Leo! I've never tried it but maybe some of our readers have before. 


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