What. No Mints?

Pretty much anyone who has met me knows that I react pretty badly to mosquito bites.

After many attempts at trying over-the-counter meds and at-home remedies, I have only found one thing that soothes an itchy bite: kosher salt.

Seriously, that’s it!

Mix about a teaspoon of kosher salt with a little bit of water (enough to make a paste) in the palm of your hand and rub the scrub into the area of the mosquito bite.  Leave the scrub on your skin for a minute or 2 then rinse away.  Kosher salt acts as an abrasive and dries out the bite – The itch should stop almost immediately!

On days when I am dealing with a lot of bites, I bring a mug of salt into the shower with me and apply the scrub there for easy clean-up.

If you have particularly dry skin, try mixing a little honey…

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