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All-Natural Bug Bite and Sting Balm

Made with 100% natural ingredients to soothe the itch and pain of bug bites and stings.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: balm
Yield: 5 ounces
Author: Lindsey Johnson
Cost: $7


  • One 4-ounce jar or several smaller containers



  • In a small pan, melt shea butter, avocado oil, and beeswax. Stir well.
  • Remove from heat and stir in calendula, lavender, and tea tree oils.
  • Let cool slightly, then pour into small jars or lip balm containers. Let cool completely.


This recipe makes a pretty solid balm that wont melt in the heat of the summer. If you prefer a softer cream, use half as much beeswax. It makes about 5 ounces of balm, which should last one person the entire summer.
To use, apply directly to bug bites 2–3 times a day, or as often as needed to keep itching at bay.
This balm should keep for at least a year without going bad. If you notice an off smell, the oils may have gone rancid, in which case you should make a fresh batch.