I hung out my washing this evening at dusk. I would have hung it out earlier but my son was in the shower as the washing machine was filling up with water and of course that affects the shower temperature. So I turned the washing machine off.
While hanging out the washing I could feel myself being bitten my mosquitos but I needed to hang it out so I had to put up with it. I tried keeping moving and brushing my legs against each other to hopefully brush any blood sucking bugs off but they still bit my ankles.
I hung out as much washing as I could handle and ran inside and hung the last little bit on the clothes horse.
The bites were itching lots so I rubbed some Stingose onto them. When Stingose dries it has a consistency of a home made mosquito bite recipe using a cupboard ingredient most people have. My Nana told me about this at least 20 years ago as that’s how long since she’s been gone. That is bi-carbonate of soda, or bicarb soda, mixed with a bit of water to make a paste – about the consistency of cake icing if you’ve ever made that.
Once you’ve made the paste you dob it onto the bites and it really helps take the sting away.
The other thing I’ve used which helps, but I don’t have any at the moment, is a little dab of pure lavender oil essence. Not only does it smell great, it helps take the sting away also.
I don’t know that the Stingose is working. I’m going to dig out the bicarb soda and see how it goes.
What natural remedy or remedies do you use?