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Something Different For Irritating Bug Bites


Author: Suzanne L.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 05-24-2011
Views: 5,023
Word Count: 176
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5906-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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I am always getting bug bites not matter what I do or use. When I get a bite, I have a terrible itch reaction. I have used the Purification oil blend in the past. It would help for a very short period of time and then the itch would return making me scratch. The more I scratched the more it itched.

I was in a restaurant with my husband and had to wait outside before being seated. I got bit as usual. I was very uncomfortable and had nothing with me. I grabbed the lemon slice out of my water and rubbed it on the bite. Miracle...it stopped itching immediately and did not return until the next day. I then reached for my bottle of Lemon oil.

Low and behold I now use it whenever needed and it stops the itch right away, for days at a time. I am so happy that I discovered what worked for me.

If you have this same issue, then I hope it will work for you as well.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bugs, gnats, insect, irritation, itches, mosquito, mosquitoes, mosquitos, outdoors, rash, repellant, skin.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: swelling — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
2.Associated topics: itching — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
3.Associated topics: insect-bite — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
4.Associated topics: insect-bite — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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