Tea Tree Oil for Chigger Bites

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil have many health benefits which is well known for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, and other stimulant properties. This oil treats infections, improves oral health, and also even relieves root canal pain. Tea tree oil which is comes from the leaves of the tea tree and it has been used as a traditional medicine for cuts and wounds by the aboriginal people of Australia. Today, tea tree oil which is used externally for many conditions like as acne, athlete’s foot, lice, nail fungus cuts, and other insect bites. Tea tree oil which is obtained by steam distillation of tea tree leaves. It is used topically (applied to the skin), and is an ingredient in a variety of skin products. It helps to lower the inflammation and itching of the bite.

Tea Tree Oil for Chigger Bites

Chiggers are microscopic mites and are found outdoors for grassy fields, along lakes and also rivers, and in the forests. Chiggers mostly feed on small animals, but sometimes they find their way to other warm-blooded animals meaning people! Chiggers which are also known as red bugs are very small larvae members of the arachnid family. They are not dangerous but however, their bites can leave you with a strong urge to scratch. They are tough to see with the naked eye due their small length (less than 1/150th of an inch) and are mostly usually found in forests, in berry patches, grassy fields as well as along creeks, lakes, and streams. They used their tiny claws to attach, and then pierce for the skin to inject their saliva. The saliva which can contain the digestive juices dissolves the skin cells, which the chigger then eats. After many days, the chigger falls off and leaves a tiny red bump in its wake. Over the course of some days, the bumps get larger and itchier and often form in groups. Since the bites don't start itching right away, it's sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly when you've been bitten. However, don’t forget that it is very strong and it should not to be applied topically undiluted.

Tea Tree oil for Chigger Bites is well known for its healing properties. Follow this recipe for a chigger bite paste:

  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap with a quarter cup of pineapple juice.
  • Then Add in 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil and stir them all together for at least one minute.
  • Add in 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and thoroughly stir it for many more minutes.

Once you have the paste, you gently apply Tea Tree oil for Chigger Bites and then put a bandage on top to cover. This method will not only help to stop the itch, but  Tea Tree oil for Chigger Bites can actually help the skin for recover from the bites as well, shortening the duration of your symptoms.

But it is also smart to remember that the number one chigger bite treatment try to avoid getting them in the first place!