Monday, June 23, 2014

I is for Itch

Last year, I shared a remedy for mosquito bites that is insanely simple and chemical-free. I'm sharing again so that no one misses this awesome tip!


It's simple: just draw a circle with an ink pen around the bite. It instantly stops the itch.


You need to press a bit, but no need to bruise the child doing it. The pressure really seems to be part of it though because I've also had success using a knitting needle instead of an ink pen.

Sadly, this does NOT work for tick bites. I would love to hear why that might be, if anyone has any insight. For tick bites, After Bite for Kids is the best stuff we've found. It's amazing! For whatever reason, the Afterbite for adults does not work nearly so well. We all use the stuff for kids.

Ben and Me
#ABCblogging

A is for Aim
B is for Broken
C is for Circle Up
D is for Deserve













7 comments:

  1. That is the wildest thing I have ever heard! Cannot wait to try it- thanks for sharing!

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    1. Crazy, isn't it? My children often look funny with their circles, but they are itch-free and we don't have to worry about the chemicals on their skin.

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  2. I remember you sharing it last year and I thought "No. Way." but we tried it and it does work! Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. LOL! It definitely sounds strange. I would love to know the science behind this one!

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  3. What a great and simple solution.

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    1. I like simple! I also enjoyed perusing your blogs - creative scrapbooking tools! I also appreciated your use of y'all. It sounds like home. :)

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  4. seriously... we will have to try that... I think I'll do a knitting needle though rather then an ink circle....

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