Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bug Bite Itch Remedy – Baking Soda to the Rescue!

We unexpectedly decided to hike to see a waterfall over the weekend hidden in a Hawaiian rainforest. We all had appropriate shoes and it wasn’t raining at the time, so we went for it. It was a fun day, but I was left with tons of itchy little reminders of my weekend adventure. Yes, I was eaten alive by mosquitoes and bugs! My husband says I’m sweet like that. :) I told him, he’s lucky because I’m his bug spray. When I’m around, it seems like no one else gets a bite, just me and I get a lot!

I have all different sized bug bites, so I don’t know if that means I got bit by different types of bugs or if some were just bigger than others?! I don’t have any sort of bug bite relief products here, so I opened the kitchen cabinets and found Baking Soda. I’ve read online that a natural home remedy to stop crazy itchiness is to mix up a homemade paste of Baking Soda and Water and dot it on the bug bites.

Bug Bite Itch Relief Recipe
3 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Water

Mix into a paste and smear onto itchy bug bites.

The Results
Now instead of red itchy polka dots all over my arms and legs, I’m sporting white powdery spots. But they’re not itchy…so I’ll take it!

This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday.


  1. I would have NEVER thought of this! What a great tip! My girls are always getting bitten here in the south. I'm so trying this! I'm following, by the way! Great Blog!

  2. My niece just moved to Hawaii with her Marine Corp hubby and kids. I'll be sure to pass on this remedy to her!

    Thanks for following! Following from MBC!

    Ruthie J.

  3. I never heard of that but I am definitely going to try it. Mosquitoes LOVE me and when I'm bit the welts get HUGE! Thanks for the tip and the follow... following you back now!

  4. going to try it with my little girl! Thanks for following on my blog :)


  5. Thank you for being my 100th blogger! I LOVE your blog and an now following you! I will check back often! Julie

  6. Hi Ladies - Thanks for stopping by and for following. Have a great week! :)

  7. Thanks for coming by my blog and following!! I am returning the favor! BTW ... my husband says the same thing to me about being so sweet the bugs are naturally attracted to me! :) got to love our men!

  8. Wonder if it works on spider bites. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

  9. I am "sweet like that" too! I'll have to remember this remedy! My mom used to give me a combination of baking soda and water to relieve UTI symptoms. I don't know how healthy it is, but it did relieve the pain right away!