Treating Wasp Stings with Essential Oils

Bee and wasp stings

Wasps always come when we’re out enjoying ourselves. It can be the beach, a picnic or just a walk in the park but that sting is going to ruin your day. Most people know how painful a wasp sting can be (if you’ve never had one then you’re extremely lucky) however it’s a very common occurrence and we have to expect it from time to time.

The best we can do is prepare and have the best possible products around for when we do get stung. This will let us quickly treat ourselves or our loved ones to relieve the symptoms and lessen the impact.

Treating Wasp Stings

There are a number of medications available for wasp stings but they are often fairly expensive. Some can even be difficult to get without a prescription which means waiting at the doctor’s office.

Some people rely heavily on home remedies that have been passed down through generations. While these are sometimes effective they often aren’t and can even make a problem worse.

Wasp Sting Remedies

The new way to treat wasp stings is with Essential Oils. These natural concentrated oils have key properties that make them well suited to the task. Oiling Point has identified and found some of the best products around which can be used as remedies.

Why Essential Oils?

Firstly it’s important to note the properties of a sting. For example it’s important to recognize that bee stings are acidic while wasp stings are alkaline. The different problems need different treatments, that’s where essential oils come in.

Essential oils are useful for soothing the wound. They can work fast and provide almost instant relief. They can also be used to calm the skin, this in turn helps stop the irritation after being stung. Finally they can be used to aid in the healing process, so you’re less likely to have lasting marks or scars.

The Best Wasp Sting Remedies

Wasp stings are painful and annoying, but thankfully there are some good treatments out there. By looking around Oiling Point’s specialized section on wasp stings you’ll find some well designed blends that will help take the edge off that sting. Make sure you test the products on a small area of skin to check for sensitivity and always consult an expert if you have any side effects.

We think all of these essential oils are great for everyday life and would do well in treating wasp stings or insect bites. Check them out today and let us know what you think.