I do not always remember to put mosquito repellent on the boys every time they step outside, so we inevitably have some mosquito bites around here. After Bite has been a lifesaver this summer. Unfortunately, however, I left ours at the lake on our recent trip and didn’t want to make a special trip to the store. So we made our own homemade afterbite (based on the ingredients listed)! Much to my surprise, this stuff really does work! It has been used and approved by everyone in the household as a remedy for helping to ease the irritating itch of a pesky mosquito bite. :) Here’s what you’ll need: baking soda, tea tree oil, and water.
1. Mix baking soda and water until it is the preferred consistency. I used 5 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of water.
2. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to the mixture (I used 1/8 teaspoon and it is a little bit too strong). Store in a closed container.
3. Rub a little bit of the salve onto your child’s mosquito bites to help relieve the itch!
And there you have it! Be sure to check out our homemade mosquito spray as well!