The weather was beautiful this Labor Day weekend for all kinds of outdoor fun, but now you may be feeling the itchy scratchies from all the fun mosquitoes had with your poor, innocent bodies as well. These ideas should help with that problem.

One thing I have learned this Summer is that my poor daughter Ella must be allergic to mosquito bites. We put repellent on her constantly, but I think she must be mosquito crack, because they always seem to find the one spot of skin I missed putting repellent on. Fast forward to 24 hours later, and my poor Ella swells up like a balloon in the area of the bite.

I have been scouring the internet lately for natural mosquito remedies to use on her super sensitive skin, and here's 11 things I found that you most likely have in your home pantry already.

  1. Vinegar
  2. Aloe
  3. A dry bar of soap
  4. Baking soda and water paste
  5. Onion 
  6. Toothpaste
  7. Raw honey
  8. Lime and/or lemons
  9. Essential oils like lavendar, tea tree and rosemary
  10. Salt and water paste
  11. Garlic

Some Q98.5 listeners also called to let us know that Benadryl sticks and creams work wonders for swollen bites, as does spreading some Noxema on the bite.

Thanks so much for your help, ya'll! My Ella's skin, and this mama's heart appreciate it so very much!