Stop The Itch: 6 Natural Bug Bite Remedies

Are summer bug bites making you itchy and uncomfortable? Try these natural bug bite remedies to sooth the itch!

Summer is here, and it’s always a beautiful time of year! The sun, the gentle breezes, birds singing, flowers blooming…. But one unpleasant thing that summer always brings is, of course: bugs.

Whether you’re dealing with ticks, gnats, chiggers, or good old mosquitoes, there’s no doubt that summer bug bites can leave you itching, and make it hard to enjoy the glorious outdoors.

Of course, the best option is to avoid getting bitten in the first place, but if you just can’t help it, there are a few natural remedies that will help take away the sting of those pesky bites, so you can enjoy your summer days without spending them scratching.

Here are 6 natural bug bite remedies to ease the discomfort of those annoying bites:

Ice pack

First step—apply ice (with a protective layer of cloth between the skin and the cool pack) to a bite for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to help minimize swelling and itching.

Aloe vera

Cooling aloe vera may be just as soothing for bug bites as it is for sunburns…. Aloe contains two hormones known to help heal wounds and fight inflammation,

Coconut oil

Moisturize with this miracle oil to eliminate dryness that can exacerbate irritation. Massage in a dab to the affected area and it’ll help alleviate itchiness and leave behind a protective layer on skin to allow bites to heal.


Try calendula oil or cream to rejuvenate dry, itchy skin….


A plant known for its calming properties, chamomile in tea form boasts some tannins, naturally occurring compounds that can reduce swelling. Steep some chamomile tea in hot water, let the bag cool, and apply directly to bug bites for quick relief.

Apple cider vinegar

If you’re still feeling the pain, some natural health enthusiasts find that bathing in ACV can cut inflammation and relieve itchiness. Add 1 to 3 cups into a warm bath and soak for as long as you’d like.

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