Coconut oil for insect bites? Did you know that it is possible to stop the itching and swelling of insect bites or stings in just a few minutes? With coconut oil, IT IS!
Whenever skeptics challenge me to prove the health benefits of coconut oil, I almost always start with the skin and/or hair. It’s the quickest way to demonstrate the oil’s effectiveness.
Take mosquito bites for instance. We all know how much itch and swelling these little buggers are capable of inflicting. Within just a few minutes, coconut oil can stop the itching and flatten the swelling in less than 30 minutes.
Ever been bitten by fire ants? There’s a reason why they are called such. The bites these little devils unleash burn like fire. Trust me on this. It’s a good thing a bottle of coconut oil was nearby.
The burning quit almost as I was rubbing some warm coconut oil into my feet. Within 24 hours, I can hardly see the bite marks. And get this, no itching.
Apply 2 to 3 times daily, more if you like for an even speedier recovery. Warm oil works best because it penetrates deeper.
You can even easily concoct a natural insect repellent by combining 5 parts coconut oil with 1 part peppermint oil, say. Rub the mixture all over exposed skin and have a great day or night, outdoors.