BITE ME After bite aromatherapy remedy- soothes itching and swelling. Bug bites are an all too common occurrence. Most bites are harmless, but they can cause unpleasant side effects such as itching, redness, swelling, and mild pain. Bite Me, aromatherapy remedy contains four powerful essential oils. Peppermint is an extremely versatile oil that is often used for relieving pain and swelling. In addition to stopping stinging, burning, and itching, peppermint essential oil also acts as an antimicrobial agent that reduces the risk of the bite becoming infected. These benefits mean that peppermint oil can speed up the healing process. Tea tree is a potent antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal oil. Used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of skin complaints, it acts as an excellent remedy for bug bites. Studies suggest that tea tree oil is a natural antihistamine, reducing the body’s allergic reactions and itching sensations, while the oil’s antibacterial properties prevent bacterial growth and reduce the risk of infection. Famous for its soothing and mood-enhancing effects, lavender essential oil is traditionally used to ease the pain of burns and bites. Its analgesic properties reduce pain and calm the mind following a bug bite. Clove oil can help relieve itching, reduce pain and decrease swelling from all sorts of bug bites. It is rich in eugenol, an aromatic compound that is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. Witch hazel may prevent bites from becoming infected by fighting bacteria and keeping the injury clean. Witch hazel is also used to reduce inflammation. Soothes the burning and irritation the bite causes, and can speed up healing.