Its that time of year, outdoor activities that make us targets of mosquito and other bug bites. This blend will remove the itchiness and promote speedy healing when the buggers get ya.
HERBS INFUSED INTO THE OIL:
Calendula - The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring.
Arnica - The antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of this herb help in preventing inflammatory skin disorders. They also accelerate the healing process by stimulating the formation of granular tissues. Arnica for skin care can effectively heal bruises, sunburns, minor burns and superficial phlebitis.
St. Johns Wort - Some of the most impressive health benefits of St. John’s Wort include its ability to treat depression, improve mood swings, relieve anxiety, reduce the severity of pre-menstrual symptoms, ease addictive tendencies, regulate hormonal activity, prevent cancer, protect against viral infections, reduce inflammation, and soothe the nervous system.
Nettle Leaf - A potent astringent ingredient, nettle is renown for its natural ability to soothe inflamed skin and calm irritation. Its healing properties help reduce redness, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes.
Neem Leaf - due to its ability to reduce inflammation and heal abrasions, it can be very soothing for eczema sufferers. Neem is especially high in important fatty acids and vitamin E and can quickly penetrate outer layers of skin, it is extremely effective in healing dry and damaged skin. Its strong antiseptic properties will also help to keep bacteria and secondary skin infections at bay.
Marshmallow Root - Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce puffiness, while its ability to speed up cell regeneration is amazing for wrinkles and fine lines.
Comfrey Leaf - is commonly used for helping heal wounds, preventing scars, and treating existing ones, along with decreasing dryness and flaking of skin. The oil appears to work as an anti-inflammatory, an analgesic, and an aide in the healing of sprains and broken bones.
PURE ESSENTIAL OILS:
Tea Tree - contains natural anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce redness and swelling along with antiseptic properties to reduce any chance of infection.
Lavender - great for soothing bites AND preventing them. It's especially unique for treating mosquito bites because lavender is known to stop bleeding while being an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent.
Sweet Basil - contains camphor and thymol, two compounds that can relieve itching.
Peppermint - reduces itching on skin significantly, and can also lessen itchiness in bug bites.
Aloe Vera - The vitamins and minerals found in aloe vera will help to reduce the pain, swelling and itching. On top of that it will also help the bite heal faster.