0 Posted by - July 4, 2016 - Wellness

Summertime is always full of outdoor adventures, but its also filled with unexpected outdoor mishaps. Here are a few essential oils that can help with those mishaps that may involve getting bitten by any number of summer pests. 

Mosquito Bites

For most people, a mosquito bite cause minor irritation. For those who are allergic to bites, their skin breaks out in hives, the chest and throat feel tight, they develop a dry cough, their eyes itch, and they often have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dizziness. If you suspect you have a mosquito bite allergy, let your health-care professional see your red, swollen bite. 

  • Single oils: Peppermint, Melaluca Alternifolia, Lavender, Rosemary, Myrrh, Sacred Frankincense, Frankincense, Idaho Balsam Fir, Idaho Tansy

Bee Stings

Bee stings can be painful and annoying, but they rarely cause problems, unless you are alergic to venom-then they can be fatal. Always consult a healthcare professional if a bee sting brings on allergic symptoms such as difficulty breathing and abnormal swelling.

  • Bee Sting Blend
    • 2 drops lavender
    • 1 drop peppermint
    • 1 drop German Chamomile
    • 1 drop Vetiver

Scorpion Sting

Several species of scorpions are found in the United States and Canada, but most do not product a significant toxicity by stinging and are not as toxic as those found in South America and other parts of the world. A sting may cause swelling and a lot of discomfort but is rarely fatal.

However, a person who has been stung by a scorpion should see a doctor as soon as possible.

  • Single Oils: Lemongrass, Sacred Frankincense, Frankincense  

For a complete list of but bites and oils that can help, see the Essential Oils Desk Reference 6th Edition, pages 622-625. To purchase a convenient first aid carrying case for your emergency oils, see https://www.discoverlsp.com/essential-oil-emergency-kit-carrying-case.html.

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