I’ve always been sensitive to mosquito bites; I swell up quickly and one bite will itch for days. A couple of my kids are the same way. This year, I turned to my trusty essential oils for natural mosquito bite relief and I can’t believe how easy and effective it is!
Now, if you want to avoid mosquito bites, check out my DIY essential oil mosquito repellent blend with recipes for a spray and roller blend. But if you get bit because (you’re like me) and forget to apply your mosquito repellent, this post will help you today.
I decided to make this an essential oil roller blend because roller blends are neat and simple to apply, plus you don’t waste it like you might if it were a spray. You simply roll this mosquito bite relief blend over the bite and within a minute or two, you can experience relief.
Please read my Essential Oil Common Sense Safety page before using this essential oil recipe.
I am not a medical professional and the information presented here is merely for educational purposes and not intended to replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult with your doctor, and make safe decisions for yourself and your family.
DIY Essential Oil Roller for Mosquito Bite Relief
- lavender essential oil
- melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil
- basil essential oil
- 10 ml roller bottle
- carrier oil – I use fractionated coconut oil
Note: I love Rocky Mountain Oils. (I used to use cheaper brands from Amazon, but RMO oils are more effective in my opinion and still affordable.)
I chose three essential oils for this mosquito bite relief blend:
- lavender has soothing properties
- melaleuca has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
- basil contains properties that may relieve itching
While you can simply dilute these oils with your favorite carrier oil and apply with your hands, it’s not very practical to carry whole bottles of essential oils, plus a carrier oil wherever you and your family may be bitten by annoying mosquitoes.
So that’s where a DIY essential oil roller for mosquito bite relief works well. It’s easy to carry around and easily combines these three amazing essential oils into one simple blend.
How to Make an Essential Oil Roller Blend for Bug Bite Relief
All three of these oils are gentler and some people even use them “neat” (without diluting), however, I don’t recommend using any oils neat in most circumstances because they are very potent and a carrier oil will dilute them AND help them go even further.
Personally, I increased the drops of lavender to 20 in our blend because I am SUPER sensitive to bug bites myself and needed a lower dilution rate. That being said, I recommend you start with a lower amount of essential oils and increase slowly if you need to.
For children, I’d recommend starting with 5 drops of lavender, 2 drops of tea tree, and 2 drops of basil. Or for the easiest bite relief, simply dilute 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil with a carrier oil on your hand and apply directly to the bug bite.
Top with fractionated coconut oil or your favorite carrier oil and put the roller bottle cap on.
Simply apply this DIY essential oil roller for mosquito bite relief anytime you experience a mosquito bite and in just a few minutes, you should experience relief.
I’ve been amazed at how effective this simple mosquito bite relief blend is, plus because it’s all-natural, I don’t have any problem using this with my kids.
My 4-year-old niece gets bitten up a lot by mosquitos too and her mother was equally impressed when we used this roller blend on her. (She ordered her own roller bottles and makes this blend herself often as she loves how effective it is for reducing irritation from bug bites.)
If you’ve been looking for an all-natural way to relieve mosquito bites, then this is a great option. This essential oil blend works well and is much better for you and your kids than many of the typical insect bite relief ointments and sprays out there.