Apple Cider Vinegar is having a major moment right now in the health and wellness space. People swear that drinking it helps with everything from digestion to lowering diabetes to better sleep. Another thing it’s good for? An itchy bite – what’s better is you don’t need to drink it for it to help with that! Simply take a cotton ball and dab some apple cider vinegar on it. This will also work as a natural disinfectant and will calm any irritation if you’ve been itching.


Here’s one you probably didn’t see coming: thyme. Thyme has antibacterial properties which work to lower irritation. Simple mince a few leaves in boiling water and let them soak for a few minutes. Let the water cool a bit and then take a washcloth and apply the infused water to your bite, leaving it directly on the bite for a few minutes.

Aloe Vera

Thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera isn’t just a sunburn essential, it’s great for bites as well. Make sure, however, that whatever product you’re buying is pure, filler-free aloe vera. Or, better yet, try to find an aloe vera plant and just cut open a leaf and squeeze the contained aloe gel directly on your bite.


Like aloe vera, honey is a common option for home remedies because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll also want to make sure, like with aloe vera, that you’re opting for a filler-free honey. Once you have your honey in hand, put a drop directly on your bite to help with itching and inflammation.

Baking Soda

Mix baking soda with a little water—just enough to form a paste. Apply that to your bites, and you should experience itch relief, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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