We were deep in the Rockies this weekend and I can report that the mosquito population up there is thriving. Luckily we knew about using baking soda to relieve bug bites.
While our natural bug repellent worked amazingly well, each of us came away with a bite or two. Our mountain host mixed together a paste of baking soda and water to apply to the itchy bites. As the paste dried, the itchiness receded. Aaahhhhh…. relief!
If you don’t have baking soda around there are a couple other commonly found items that can be applied to help dry up and relieve the discomfort of bug bites:
2. toothpaste (not gel)
3. Pepto Bismol