Many people who produce honey or are surrounded by bees, often suffer from bee stings. But, the truth is that the more you are exposed around the bees – the more comfortable you become, thus the less stings you are receiving, but you should know that you are going to get some always. The honey bees are pretty gentle and to bite is a suicidal mission for them. There is some period of time, the bees are crabby and you can get stings, but the most of the days they are just fine and aren’t biting.

The bee venom or the apitoxin, is a liquid that is colorless and primarily is composed of proteins. These proteins are causing local inflammation that is associated with sting and discomfort. A honey bee may inject about 0.1 mg venom and most of the adults barring those with an allergic reactions, and could safely withstand about 10 stings per pound of a body weight.

The 5 Most Effective Home Remedies & Treatments For The Unpleasant Bee Stings!

Additionally, in this article, we are presenting you 5 great remedies that will help you heal yourself from the terrible bee stings reactions, such as swelling, itchiness and heat.

Lavender Essential Oil

The lavender essential oil is amazingly soothing and its easing discomfort, perfectly reducing the infuriating itching and it helps with the swelling.

You will need:

-A little amount of liquid neutral oil
-1 drop lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Put 1 drop lavender essential oil directly on the sting and make sure that the stinger is totally out before doing that. Also, you may dilute it fifty-fifty with liquid neutral oil. The first day do this 2 times, and then just 1 time the next day.

Mud

For those moments when you are caught totally unprepared, the mud will work perfectly to help you with that initial pain which comes with the sting.

You will need:

-Water
-Some sort of dirt, or mud if it is nearby

Instructions:

Put enough water in order to dry the dirt and to make a thick and easy applicable texture. Cover the bite completely. When you will get home, clean it and pat dry.

Bee Balm

It’s a very simple mixture of beeswax together with an essential oil (or even honey if you are feeling very sassy and a little bit ironic). This balm is an incredible home remedy for the bee stings, and you can carry it in your pocket or a purse in some little tin in order to serve you in the right moment.

You will need:

-1 tablespoon coconut oil
-4 drops lavender essential oil
-2 to 3 teaspoons beeswax
-A ½ teaspoon of raw honey
-Double boiler
-Little tin

Instructions:

Melt the beeswax together with coconut oil, then turn off the heat. Stir in the essential oil and the honey. Pour in the tin and leave it to cool completely before usage.

Baking Soda Paste

Baking soda or also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a superb bite home remedy. All you need is a baking soda and some water. The baking soda is relieving the swelling, as well as the soothe itching.

Instructions:

Put some water in a bit baking soda and make a paste. It need to be thin enough in order to spread it over the bite, but not too thick as to not spread it around, or to fall off.  If the bite is on your hand, cover it with adhesive bandage. Rinse it off with some cool water before reapplying.

Rhubarb Juice

This a very popular and effective remedy among the beekeepers. All you have to do is to take a few fresh rhubarbs and apply some of their juice directly on the bite.After a minute or two you will feel relieved.

You will need:

-a fresh rhubarb stalks

Instructions:

Take some rhubarb stalks and break open them and squeeze the rhubarb juice on the bite. Repeat the procedure if it’s needed.

Note:The rhubarb juice may stain the skin momentarily.

 

Source > everydayroots.com

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