DIY Bug Bite Paste

Who's ready for warm weather? (Raises hand)

Who's ready for the bugs that come with the warm weather? (Boooo!)

Nobody loves mosquitoes messing up your outside plans during the Spring/Summer. But unfortunately in the South, they are inevitable. They've already started to feast on my kids' sweet meat and it's only February!! Ridiculous!

This year to help alleviate the nasty effects of mosquito/ant bites (or really anything that leaves an itch or sting), I've turned to my essential oils.

This is a very simple recipe that I thought you all might want to know about and possibly try yourself.

This is all you will need...

First you will measure out 1 tablespoon of baking soda and drop it in a small bowl (or cup in my case).

Then you will put in 3 drops of lavender essential oil.

Next add a very very small amount of filtered water to your cup. I ended up adding too much water so I had to add some more baking soda and lavender. You just need enough to make it paste consistency. So not much at all! Really. So stir it up before you add too much.

Then just spoon your paste into your container.

And that's it! I hope this DIY bug spray paste keeps you from an itchy and uncomfortable bug season!

For another one of my favorite uses for baking soda, check out my post on Natural Face Wash.

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