How to Treat a Mosquito Bite Naturally & Instantly Stop the Itch

How to Treat a Mosquito Bite Naturally & Instantly Stop the Itch

Its summertime - the sun is shining, the vibes are vibing, and that carefree summer energy is in the air. The only bad news: mosquitoes are the most devoted fans of a little sunset stroll by the water or a nice refreshing dip in the lake. And as much as you try to avoid them, they are the clingiest of clingers and sometimes they get you despite all your avoidance. 

How towhat heals a mosquito bite quickly treat mosquito bites

So you've been bitten by a mosquito, or swarmed by a dementor-esque cloud of them. Now you're insanely itchy, irritated and covered in angry red bumps and blotches. Not to worry though, we've got you.

Mosquito bites, meet our cult-favorite Wound Warrior Balm, a potent blend of powerful healing botanicals to calm inflammation, take down redness, and instantly stop the itch. 

But how does it work?

Living off-grid in Northern California and growing up in Vermont, our illustrious Founder has seen some MOSQUITOES. This formula was developed, honed, and perfected under the most intense of mosquito populations - think the ruthless gang leaders of the mosquito world with a full army of trained and armored mosquito soldiers. Yes, it's that bad.

Wound Warrior Balm is handcrafted with a powerful and highly effective blend of comfrey to speed healing and calm inflammation, calendula and yarrow to reduce redness and sooth irritation, and tea tree, patchouli, and clove bud to instantly relieve itching.

And the best part: our Wound Warrior Balm works just as effectively to heal eczema, burns, cuts, bruises, and other insect bites. It's your all-in-one super effective salve to heal a whole host of skin conditions, irritation, or mishaps you might encounter. Keep it in your first-aid kit for easy access and on-the-go protection and healing. 

Bonus: our newest Wound Warrior Balms come in beautifully rebranded packaging - same uber-effective formula, same long-lasting fill with a brand new look! 

How to use

Apply a thin layer of Wound Warrior Balm directly onto bug bites - a little goes a long way! And once you've used it all up, throw the zero-waste container in your compost bin, recycling bin, or your backyard soil to compost - good for your skin and the planet! And p.s. every product purchased saves a baby sea turtle - read our blog to find out how!

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What our community is saying about Wound Warrior Balm

"I have tried many herbal salves over the years but now I only buy Blue Heron Botanicals Wound Warrior. I use it on all my cuts and scrapes after cleaning them and it seems to heal them overnight. It's good for hang nails, kids scraped knees, over scratched bug bites, lip moisturizer and I even use it to remove mascara. It's always in my first aid kit when we travel. And a major bonus is no plastic waste!"

-Traci Z.

"I love this product! I'm an artisan whose prone to hurting herself while working... This stuff is soothing and seems to help my wounds heal faster. Also great for eczema on my hands and dry patches on my face from the winter cold! I wasn't so sure about the scent at first, but now I love it."


How to prevent mosquito bites

If you want to steer clear of a harmful DEET-containing insect repellent, opt for a natural lemon eucalyptus solution instead. Approved by the CDC, lemon eucalyptus oil has a proven 95% protection rate against mosquitoes for up to 3 hours. Make it yourself with 1 part lemon eucalyptus oil and 10 parts witch hazel or sunflower oil.

If you're camping or outside for prolonged periods of time, mosquito nets can also be very helpful to prevent mosquito bites, flea bites, and other insect attacks.

Your mosquito bite questions answered

What helps mosquito bites go away quicker?

Apply our 100% natural handcrafted Wound Warrior Balm made from powerfully healing botanicals and essential oils to calm inflammation, reduce redness, and instantly stop the itch.

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How do I stop mosquito bites from itching?

Soothing ingredients like the tea tree oil, patchouli, and clove found in our Wound Warrior Balm are incredibly effective to relieve itching. An ice pack also feels amazing if you're all out of healing balm.

What not to do a mosquito bite?

Avoid itching or picking your mosquito bite as much as you can - this only irritates the area further and though you feel relief for a second, it actually exacerbates the itch. If you draw blood, it's also possible to get an infection which you definitely want to avoid. 

Why do mosquito bites itch?

Once a mosquito sinks their teeth into your skin, their saliva goes into your blood stream and your body flags it as an allergen. To try to remove the allergen, your immune system sends a chemical called histamine to the mosquito bite area - this is where the itching and swelling comes from. Your body is trying to help remove that mosquito saliva, it just doesn't realize it's driving you crazy with its itchfest in the process. Fun fact: only female mosquitoes bite humans - our blood helps them produce eggs.

Is there such a thing as a mosquito bite allergy?

There is! Also known as Sceeter Syndrome, an allergic reaction can cause extreme redness, itching, swelling, and heat beyond what is normal for a non-allergic person. This is a non life-threatening allergy and doctors might prescribe a healing ointment and/or oral antihistamines to heal the itchy bite.

how long do mosquito bites last?

Untreated mosquitoes will usually itch and appear red for 3-4 days, and may swell for up to a week. Use a healing salve like our Wound Warrior Balm to rapidly speed up healing time and banish those itchy mosquito bites.

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Is there such thing as an infected mosquito bite?

Yes mosquito bites can become infected - visit your doctor right away if you have symptoms of infection.

Why do mosquitoes bite me and not others?

It's real that mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others! Why? It's a combination of scent, body temperature (hotter is better for them), how much carbon dioxide you're exhaling, if you've consumed alcohol (they're big beer drinkers), and even the colors you're wearing - mosquitoes particularly like black!


Have more questions about mosquito bites, our Wound Warrior Balm or herbal healing in general? Send us a message anytime to chat!