Natural remedies for mosquito bites

With our wetter than normal weather, we seem to have an even bigger crop of mosquitos than usual this year.  They seem to hang at the door just waiting to get into the house and feast on us.  If you're like me and looking for natural remedies to soothe those bites, here are some home remedies to try:

  • inside of a banana peel
  • heated spoon placed on bite
  • apple cider vinegar
  • aloe vera
  • ice cubes
  • tea bags, moistened
  • tea-tree essential oil
  • baking soda and water or witch hazel paste
  • peppermint poultice or peppermint toothpaste
  • amonia
  • lime or lemon juice
  • slice of onion
  • salt and water paste
  • deodorant

I haven't tried all of these, but personally the heated spoon works the longest of all I have used.  Vinegar and aloe vera also work well for awhile, and after doing this research, I'm going to try the banana peel as it's based on old chinese medicine and said to work well on  the itch, swelling and redness and keeps the itch from coming back while speeding healing.  Good luck in your search for the best remedy.