Oh man....so may bugs/flies/mosquitos right now!
Surely I'm not the only one being eaten alive...!?
Bug bites are the worst & no matter what I do, I always seem to end up covered. Even with citronella candles, repellent sprays & long sleeves, I still get bitten. So I'm resigned to the fact that it's going to happen & I just need to find ways to soothe the angry itching.
Traditional anti-itch creams can contain some pretty scary ingredients. If you have sensitive skin or you’re concerned about toxic chemicals, it makes sense to choose a balm that’s 100% natural. Coconut oil on it's own works wonders, but if you fancy pimping it up a bit then making your own balm is super easy.
Essential oils like lavender & lemon balm soothe inflammation, tea tree oil helps to heal the bites, while shea butter protects irritated skin.
This balm is easy to make & you can store it in a jar, or even pop it in an empty lip balm tube to make it even more portable. It’s kid safe & can even be used for cuts, scrapes and sun burn relief. You could even use it as lip balm % moisturiser in a pinch!
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- ¼ cup shea butter
- ¼ cup Three By One coconut oil
- 25 drops lemon balm essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 empty lip balm tubes (optional)
In a small pan, melt beeswax, shea butter & coconut oil. Stir well.
Remove from the heat & stir in lemon balm, lavender, & tea trea oil. Let it cool slightly, then pour into a jar or lip balm containers.
As simple as that!