One of my favorite things to use for summertime bug bites is this totally easy homemade Tea Tree Oil Ointment. There are so many tea tree uses to keep you healthy and toxin-free but today I am going to talk to you about how to use tea tree oil to keep bugs away when you are outside.
Tea Tree Oil Ointment for Bug Bites
We all know different ways to trap mosquitos making homemade mosquito traps like this post. But when you are out and about, you aren’t really going to carry around a mosquito trap are you? The facts are in the summer you get bug bites. This Tea Tree Oil Ointment for Bug Bites can be used to repel bugs as well as treating them after they’ve sucked your blood.
Tea Tree Oil Benefits
Tea Tree oil benefits date back centuries as people used to use this as medicine for all of their ailments!
It the 1700s, the British navy was in Australia and they found small shrubs with thick and sticky leaves surrounded by water. The locals in this area considered the water to have medicinal powers – the leaves fell in the water and the water absorbed the healing powers of the tea tree leaves.
Tea tree oil is one of the important elements of any survival kit or first aid kit.
When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial. Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat acne, athlete’s foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites.
Tea tree oil should not be taken orally. If swallowed, it can cause serious symptoms.
Why tea tree oil?
I love tea tree oil! It is one of my very favorite essential oils and I use it for so many things. Studies have shown that tea tree oil kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness, including E. coli, pneumonia and the flu.
Tea tree oil is also AMAZING for the skin. Besides fighting bacteria, it also has healing properties that helps with cuts, scrapes and redness.
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My favorite tea tree oil uses include keeping the bugs away, like in this bug balm ointment. It’s SO super easy to make and works just as well as store-bought sprays but without all those chemicals you don’t want to have around your kids. Just one more thing you can make using simple ingredients!
I used these cute little 1.5oz jars because I have so many leftover in my basement. This recipe filled up 12 of them. Next time, however, I want to use these awesome empty lip balm containers that you can get on Amazon here.
Tea Tree Oil Ointment
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons beeswax
- 30 drops citronella essential oil
- 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 15 drops tea tree essential oil
- 25 Lip Balm Empty Container Tubes 5.5ml
Measure the coconut oil and beeswax into a double boiler, or small pot, over very low heat slowly melt the oils and beeswax (Note: Do NOT include the essential oils at this time).
Once melted remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before adding the essential oils.
Pour mixture into several roll-up tubes, glass containers, tins, or lip balm tubes (smaller mason jars work well too)and allow it to cool on the counter overnight.
Salve will keep for 2-5 years depending on quality of oils used.
TO USE: Dab on skin prior to gardening, working in the yard, hiking, biking, enjoying a sunset or anything that requires being in the great outdoors. Apply generously and as often as needed for protection from biting insects. Can also be used to treat insect bites.
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