Homemade Natural Anti-Itch Remedy and Bug Bite Soother | Safe for Kids
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I used this recipe for the first time when P had Hand-Foot-Mouth. As I move further into my natural living journey - I thought this was a perfect opportunity to find a natural remedy :) Trust me, I did try hydrocortisone cream first...It just didn't seem to take away the relief of her rash! I'm not against the cream (we use it for her eczema sometimes!), but I try to use natural remedies whenever possible! I did a lot of research and I came up with the perfect recipe. It is simple and you don't need much. It was so effective in soothing her skin!
I use Plant Therapy KidSafe oils, they are good quality and a good price! I love that I can get them on amazon :) It is recommended to use a 0.25%-0.5% dilution for children under 2, and not for children at all under 6 months. This means, you would use 1 drop per 4 tsp of carrier oils. Read more here and here about safety using essential oils with children.
Oils do go bad with exposure to heat and light, so it is important to use the amber bottles to help them last longer.
Fill your spray bottle or roll on with Aloe Vera gel. Pay attention to how much you can fit in the bottle, you need to alter the drops of tea tree oil properly!
If you use the 2 oz spray bottle I linked above*:
Children 3 months - 2 years at 0.25%-0.5% dilution: 6-9 drops
Children 2-6 years at 1%-2% dilution: 18 -36 drops
Children 6+ at 1.5%-3% dilution: 27-54 drops
If you use the 10 ml roll-on bottle I liked above:
Children 3 months - 2 years at 0.25%-0.5% dilution: 1 drop
Children 2-6 years at 1%-2% dilution: 3-6 drops
Children 6+ at 1.5%-3% dilution: 4-9 drops
*Based on recommendations from the Plant Therapy Website using their KidSafe Oil Line. It is recommended to start more diluted and work your way up.* Please do your own research to be sure you are using the correct amount!
Comment below, let me know if you try it!