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Several Different Oils Work Well On Insect Bites

Author: Essential O.
Date: 03-25-2013
Views: 2,887
Word Count: 241
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8404-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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We lived in an area where there were lots of biting/stinging insects. We began to use the Purification oil blend by Young Living with terrific results. When we applied a few drops of it, IMMEDIATELY, the pain was gone in very little time - a few minutes, as well as any other side affects. We began to carry it in our pockets.

One time however, my husband was bitten while he was on the lawn mower and didn't have any oil in his pocket. Therefore he waited longer than usual to apply the oil to the wasp sting. By the time he applied a few drops of the oil, his hand was swollen up and it wasn't as effective as usual. It took several hours for the swelling to go down and pain to subside.

Another time, we didn't have the Purification oil handy and thinking ANY oil was better than NO oil - we were right. Whatever we grabbed from Lavender, to Peppermint, to Melaleuca to Thieves, it has consistently aided in relieving the pain and reducing the swelling/itching of insect bites.

While Purification remains our favorite and most effective choice - don't get stuck thinking that if you don't have that ONE blend or single oil - you have to skip it altogether. They all have multiple benefits!

As a reference, Purification contains: Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Melaleuca (Melaleuca Alternifolia) lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), and Myrtle (Myrtus communis).

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bite, bugs, chiggers, gnats, hornets, itch, mosquito, mosquitoes, mosquitos, outdoors, outside, rash, recluse, repellent, skin, spiders, yellow jackets.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bug-/-insect-/-deterrent-/-repellent,bug-/-insect-/-bite-/-sting,insects — "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
2.Associated topics: bug-/-insect-/-bite-/-sting — "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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