I have always really hated mosquitos! I realize that this probably sounds like everyone's personal feeling towards mosquitos... but really, I think I have problem when it comes to my personal paranoia of getting bug bites. Once I get one bite, I seem to think that there are more mosquitos than there actually are. This morning, I woke up to a giant mosquito bite on my ankle, I'm talking massive! It's just so itchy!!! Obviously, the more I scratched, the worse it got! This was the last straw! I have to do something to treat these constant bug bites. Which is why I decided to try something new. A DIY Bug Bite Stick!
- 2 ounces sweet almond oil
- 1 ounce hazelnut oil
- 1.5 ounce beeswax
- 50 drops lavender essential oil
- 30 drops tea tree essential oil
About this recipe:
This recipe has an estimated time of 1 hour to make once you have all your ingredients. Before you start you will also need a double boiler of some kind and 2 ounce paperboard push up containers or a jar.
Beeswax as the base for this formula because it provides a nice barrier and is antimicrobial. Also, I really like the feel of beeswax on my skin.
Lavender Essential Oil: To provide a nice scent and to heal. Lavender essential oil is known to have anti-inflammatory and a natural anti-allergic properties.
Tea Tree Essential Oil: To provide relief and support healing. Tea tree essential oil is also known to have anti-inflammatory and an anti-allergic properties.
Note: You can add German chamomile essential oil if you want.
German chamomile essential oil can also be added; however, it is expensive and also very optional to this recipe. After all, the beeswax is already expensive enough as it is.
- Recommended: Almond & Hazelnut
The main purpose of adding these carrier oils is to dilute the essential oils.
- 5% dilution rate
This means that 5% of the overall product is essential oils.
If you want to use it for all over your skin instead of just on specific bug bites, you bring it down to 2%.
- Begin by melting the beeswax over a double boiler.
- Add in sweet almond oil and hazelnut oil and return to liquid.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- While still liquid, measure in essential oils and stir well.
- Pour carefully into 2 ounce paperboard containers, or a 4 ounce jar.
- Allow mixture to cool at room temperature, then cap and store in a cool, dry, and dark location.
As with all new products, if you find this irritates your skin, discontinue use.
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VanceKatie, Katie. “Boo Boo Stick: A Natural and Effective Boo Boo and Bug Bite Stick Recipe.” DIY Natural, 17 July 2019, www.diynatural.com/boo-boo-stick/.