All-Natural Bug Bite and Sting Balm
Made with 100% natural ingredients to soothe the itch and pain of bug bites and stings.
Yield: 5 ounces
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 won't 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 last 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.