Make your own all natural bug bite relief cream.

Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief ~ Calamine Alternative

This is a simple recipe to quickly relieve the itchiness of big bites. {It looks gross, but it works!}

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Basil has anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce swelling while peppermint is soothing and cooling to the skin. Tea tree is antiseptic and will prevent the bite from getting infected as well as help with the healing process.

Aloe always works wonders as well.


  • Crush your herbs into a fine powder using your mortar and pestle or coffee grinder.
  • Mix dry ingredients together first. (Herbs, Salt, Clay or Baking Soda.)
  • Add in your aloe, peppermint and tea tree oils
  • Mix together well (I use a chop stick for this)

It should now look like this:

Slowly and carefully add a few drops of water or witch hazel, mixing constantly until the mixture forms a thick paste.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for extra soothing / cooling effects.

Let me know how this works for you!

Here is a SUPER list of 15 Home Remedies for Bug Bites & Stings! 

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs & Starwest Botanicals for all of your herbal healing needs! For my Canadian Friends, you can purchase your oils at Harmonious Mind. You can purchase any extra supplies over at Images Edited using PicMonkey. Some of the links here are affiliate sites, meaning if you make a purchase using my link, I earn a small commission! Thank You for supporting The Herbal Healing Mama. & Please also see my disclaimer. Thanks Friends.

What is your best recipe or trick for relieving big bite itchiness?

Happy Healing!


2 thoughts on “Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief ~ Calamine Alternative

  1. red says:

    Here’s. Another little tidbit, if using water, its best to add a natural preservative, like germall plus or better yet avoid water and stick with the witch hazel, then thetes no chances of bacterial growth


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