Coconut Oil Insect Bites: Itch and Inflammation Relief in Minutes
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.