Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Treating bug bites with essential oils (a success story)

An essential oil success story to share: Sunday evening at our church service, I noticed my daughter had a bite on her arm. It was hot and the area around it had swelled to a pink circle the size of the bottom of a soda can.

My friend standing next to me, who is a nurse, looked at it and thought it was possible that it was a spider bite. Of course, I had nothing in my recently cleaned out purse but felt I needed to try something.

doTERRA On Guard beadlets http://mydoterra.com/247260
I gave her two On Guard beadlets on the spot and rubbed peppermint essential oil on it for the heat. She felt immediately better. At home, we used basil essential oil and doTERRA's Purify blend on the bite area several times, and my daughter continued to use peppermint oil on it during day care the next day.

This morning, I looked at the bite, and the heat is nearly gone, as is the swelling!

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Chiquita said...


Barb said...

That is wonderful! I wish I had read this before my dd6 got a bee sting on the bottom of her foot. It bothered her for at least 2 days.

Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

robbie said...

Glad to have discovered it! And if you ever have essential oil questions let me know!