There's nothing worse than experiencing a bug bite that just won't quit. Whether you get bit by a spider or stung by a wasp, the affected area can quickly become itching and irritated. If you do not want to use conventional 'after-bite' medications, which are often full of chemicals, this is the perfect alternative.
Activated charcoal has long been used as an antidote, acting as the perfect insect bite remedy. It has the ability to 'pull' toxins from stings and bites.
With the additional of lavender essential oil, inflammation and itching will be reduced; aloe vera soothes and promotes healing; while coconut oil and Shea butter offer anti-bacterial and rejuvenating properties respectively.
By placing this balm in lip chap containers, you will have a soothing insect balm that can easily be kept in any backpack or purse — perfect for those unexpected 'itchy' situations.
Simply rub the balm on the affected area, allowing it to rub into the skin. Place a bandage over the bite and allow the balm to work its magic before rinsing off.
Depending on the size of your batch, increments may vary. This example will make approximately two lip chap sticks and one small pot.