How to Make Healing Bug Bite Salve for First Aid

How to Make Healing Bug Bite Salve for First Aid

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Bitten by a bug but hate to go to a doctor?  In that case, what you can do to heal bug bites is have a remedy at home which can be used for first aid purposes.  And what’s good about it is it can be made right in your kitchen and by you.  You can bring it anywhere especially on camping nights.

For the ingredients, only the natural will do to make an effective first aid remedy.

  • Calendula, tamanu, lavender, beeswax Oils – these oils have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral and astringent all in one properties.  Great for cuts, minor wounds, bee stings and scrapes and even soothing to the skin.
  • Olive Oil – this is used to infuse the calendula oil and moisturizes and soothes the skin. (Sources of Olive Oils)
  • Vitamin E – the vitamin that keeps the skin moist with its regenerative properties. (Sources of Vitamin E Oils)
  • Malaleuca Oil – also known as the tea tree oil. (Sources of Melaleuca Oils)
  • Peppermint Oil – with its cooling sensation, effective to relieve burning and itching due to insect bites. (Sources of Peppermint Oils)

To create the healing remedy, put the oils and calendula leaves in a double boiler and let it simmer for 3-4 hours.  Let the mixture cool then strain with a meshcloth then return it on the double boiler. When it melts, let cool then add the vitamin E.  You can put in small bottles and carry it in your bag always.  This will not only keep your skin soothing but will keep the bugs out.

To get more insights of this salve recipe, check out the full tutorial here…

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