Basil For Insect Repellent And Bug Bites

Basil for bug bites

You can never grow enough basil in the summer and the aromatic leaves start to bloom just as the bugs start to bite. Just crush some fresh leaves on a new bite to release the essential oil, and you can stop it from itching. Keep a bottle of basil essential oil in the first aid kit to treat wasp stings, and other bug bites. Basil also acts as a good insect repellent.

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Recipe Instructions: Massage Oils/Essential Oil Blends :Use the essential oil in a 2 percent dilution with a carrier oil to treat a large skin area, or dab on neat to bites. You can crush a fresh basil leaf and rub it on bites.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Insect/flea Bites :Herbal oils make excellent after-bite remedies because they calm the inflammation, reduce itching, are antibacterial and regenerative to damaged skin.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
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