How to Soothe Common Summer Ailments Naturally

Baking soda can be used to treat and relieve many different types of bug bites naturally without the use of chemicals which can be harmful to your skin.

ARM & HAMMERâ„¢ Baking Soda has many household uses, from cleaning your kitchen to freshening your laundry.  Did you know that it can help soothe bug bites and razor burns naturally as well? It's _so_ easy to create a soothing solution with baking soda, and it'll take the itch and pain away quickly!.

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Soothe Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can be one of the most annoying kind of bug bites.  To help relieve the itch, take one tablespoon of baking soda and add just enough water to make a paste.

Apply liberally to each mosquito bite and let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. 

Soothe Razor Burn

For razor burn, make a paste of baking soda and a little water.  Take 1 1/2 cups of baking soda and add 1/2 cup of water.

Stir to make a paste, and then apply to razor burn area to relieve discomfort. 

Things You Will Need

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Vinegar

About the Author

Mom of two, Jessica Kielman is passionate about sharing thrifty, creative ways to make changes in your home without breaking the bank on her blog, Mom 4 Real. She writes for TODAY'S Parenting Team and has been featured on over ten different websites for her DIY cleaning solutions and ideas.