Coconut oil when applied to bug bites forms a thin layer on the affected area of the skin which helps protect it from any bacteria. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil prevent any germs from entering the body through the bite. Cold-pressed coconut oil is soothing, softening and hydrating. The medium-chain fatty acids present in coconut oil, especially lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, have been shown to possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties. It also contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals thereby keeping the skin looking younger!
Jojoba oil is balancing, softening, nourishing, and soothing; leaving a silky feeling on the skin. It’s an anti-inflammatory which makes it useful in the care of irritated and inflamed skin; it forms a thin layer on the skin preventing transepidermal water loss, therefore keeping your skin hydrated, moisturized, soft and smooth.
Beeswax acts as an occlusive which means it creates a barrier on the surface of your skin that slows the natural evaporation of water. Beeswax is useful in this stick as it not only calms your skin but also forms a protective layer on the skin.
Lavender and Helichrysum essential oils are very healing, reducing inflammation and irritation fast. Peppermint essential oil is cooling, which is a great way to stop the itch!
To use: Apply as often as needed over the infected area for relief.
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