Now that it's getting warmer, we're not the only ones venturing outside to have fun--a bunch of bugs are going to join us. You can wear as much repellent as you want, but you're always going to end up with a bite or two from a pesky mosquito. When you do, there are a few different ways to soothe your itching and make the bump go away rather quickly. So the next time you get bit, here are a few techniques to get rid of mosquito bites that you've probably never tried:
1. Rub Deodorant on the Bite
That's right. All you need to do is grab your stick of deodorant and apply it to the bite. You won't have to go out to the store to buy the product, because you'll already have it in your bathroom cabinet, so you won't be wasting any money if this cure doesn't work as advertised. But since it's right there in front of you, it's worth a shot.
2. Soak the Bite in Epsom Salts
Grab a tablespoon of epsom salt and place it in a half cup of water. Once it dissolves, you should soak your mosquito bite in it. If the bite is in a hard to reach spot, just grab a cotton ball, plop it in the liquid, and then rub it on the itchy area. After a few minutes, you should notice a change in your skin.
3. Add a Drop of Essential Oil to the Bite
Even essential oils can get rid of your mosquito bites. The best types to use are melrose oil and lavender oil. All you have to do is place one or two drops on your skin and let it soak in. Not only will they soothe your mosquito bites, but they're also helpful if you end up getting stung by a bee. They're very versatile.
4. Rest a Banana Peel on the Bite
Banana peels act as more than a comedic tool. Once you peel the banana from it, you should take the peel and rest the inside of it on your mosquito bite for about ten minutes. Once that time is up, you should notice your itchiness disappear.
5. Apply Apple Cider Vinegar to the Bite
Go grab your cotton balls again, because it's time to soak them in apple cider vinegar. Once you do, apply the product to your bite and keep it in place until your irritation disappears. It shouldn't take all that long, so just be patient.
6. Put Some Ice on the Bite
When all else fails, you can just grab an ice cube from your freezer and apply it to the bite. Everyone owns ice, so this remedy will work wherever you go. If you're at home, they'll be ice in the fridge. If you're at the beach, they'll be ice in your cooler. You can't escape it.
7. Apply Aloe Vera to the Bite
Is there anything aloe vera can't do? Instead of applying the entire bottle to your sunburn, you should save some for your mosquito bites. It should soothe the pain.
No matter where you run, mosquitos are never going to leave you alone. Of course, you can fight back by getting rid of their bumps as quickly as possible. What other techniques do you use to get rid of pesky mosquito bites?