Since we live in the deep south, there are so many bugs that like to swarm and bite us anytime the weather is nice. While we try to keep the bugs away with our *Bug Off Repellent Spritz, sometimes we still get some bites. Using essential oils for bug bites is a great natural way to support the healing process of our bodies. There are a plethora of essential oils that are wonderful to our skin! Let’s look at the ones I chose for this Bug Bite Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipe and why I chose them.
Essential Oils for Bug Bites:
Lavender Essential Oil
This is certainly one of the best and most versatile essential oils for skin support! Lavender contains anti-inflammatory properties, which are great for soothing minor skin irritations. It is also naturally antimicrobial, so it contains cleansing properties that can support the healing of minor wounds. AND it’s great for nourishing skin and soothing itchiness. To learn more about this amazing essential oil, visit my post here.
Copaiba Essential Oil
One of our family’s favorite essential oils for any kind of skin boo-boo care! It is fabulous at soothing all kinds of skin discomforts as it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties. It is also extremely gentle, making it a fabulous essential oil for all ages, just like lavender essential oil!
Rosemary Essential Oil
Because it contains anti-inflammatory properties, rosemary can help calm and soothe inflamed skin. It is also contains natural antimicrobial properties, making it an obvious choice for after bug bite care. To learn more about rosemary essential oil, see my post here.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Is another well-known skin supporting essential oil. It contains natural antimicrobial properties, which makes it great supporting the natural healing process of the skin. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties are helpful for soothing skin irritations. An obvious choice for after bug bite care.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Since this essential oil boasts anti-inflammatory properties, it has been shown helpful in reducing skin irritations like redness, acne, itchiness, and inflammation. When applied to skin, it also creates a cooling and tingling sensation that many people find soothing. (Simply omit this oil if that does not sound pleasant to you!) To learn more about peppermint essential oil, see my post here.
Bug Bite Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipe:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Copaiba Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil (optional)
- 10ml glass roller bottle (My favorite place to get high quality and unique roller bottles is: Whimsey + Wellness! This adorable butterfly roller bottle came from them.)
- V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex (or carrier oil of choice)
1: Open the roller bottle and set the fitment and lid aside.
2: Add the following amount of essential oils:
- 10 drops of Lavender
- 6 drops of Copabia
- 6 drops of Rosemary
- 6 drops of Tea Tree
- 4 drops of Peppermint (optional)
3: Top off with V-6, or carrier oil of choice.
4: Secure fitment top and lid. Gently shake to combine.
5: Roll on any bug bites as soon as possible, and again whenever discomfort arises or 2-3 times a day until healed.
*You may also enjoy my Bug Off Repellent Spritz recipe, it shares how to make an essential oil insect repellent which you can visit here.
- The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia, Schiller, Carol & Dave (2012) Basic Health Publications, Inc.
- Essential Oils Desk Reference 8th Edition, (2019) Life Science Publishing