DIY Bee and Wasp Sting Remedy

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If you’ve ever been stung by a wasp, you won’t forget it. They put a healthy fear in you that results in a lifelong avoidance.

Well, children don’t have the luxury of life experience and in this case, they went right into a little play house where a HUGE wasp nest had been built. My poor little lady got stung not once, but twice! I was actually with Rachel at the time and she immediately went to the kitchen for a DIY Wasp Sting Remedy–baking soda! She dug out some and went to work. I stood back, pretending to know what she was doing with it but was watching every move and taking notes.

I had heard something about baking soda helping stings but had never seen it done before. It seemed to work quickly, relieving the pain (and tears).

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To make your own Bee and Wasp Sting Remedy, simply mix a little baking soda with water to form a paste thick enough to apply and stick to skin. Apply it directly on the sting. From what I understand, the baking soda neutralizes the venom from the sting. Some websites say that a topical cream doesn’t actually help because the venom is underneath the skin. I can’t personally attest to the baking soda remedy, but I know it made my little gal feel better. Placebo effect or not, treating the sting with baking soda seemed to work for us!

Reader Question: Any other DIY bee and wasp sting remedies that I should know about?

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Comments

  1. Apple cider vinegar! Not sure why it works, but it does! Saturate a paper towel in vinegar and hold over the sting site. It brings immediate relief!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks for the tip. I’m beginning to think baking soda or vinegar works for just about anything!

  2. Sarah says

    Plantain leaves…they are usually growing in your yard in great abundance. Do a google search for pics, they are easy to recognize. Pick a few leaves, rinse them off, throw them in your mouth to grind them up (it will taste like you are eating grass), then place the crushed leaves on the bite and leave them there to dry. Works great for us and no lingering soreness afterwards. Plus, if you are at a park or somewhere else, you can still have something to use if you don’t have baking soda in your pocket.

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