DIY Anti-Itch Stick - Everyday Essentials

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DIY Anti-Itch Stick

DIY Anti-Itch Stick

By: Kimberly Daun, Certified Aromatherapist

I was sitting on the beach last night at sunset simply enjoying the view.  I was so lost in the beautiful scene that I didn’t realize that I had mosquitoes feasting on me!  When I got home I started to itch all over my arms and legs, I was ferociously scratching all over.  I quickly whipped up a few of these as I know this won’t be the last time my family and I have itchy bug bites this summer (go here to see how I clean up the messy beeswax residue).  Thankfully, these start to ease the annoying itch as soon as you apply it.  I’ll be keeping one in my purse for the rest of the bug season!


What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler.
  2. Turn to low and mix in the carrier oil with beeswax.
  3. Turn off heat and add all essential oils.
  4. Pour into lip balm tubes.
  5. Allow to harden then put the cap on.
  6. You can print Avery 22804 Anti Itch Stick labels.

41 thoughts on “DIY Anti-Itch Stick”

    1. The beeswax helps it the stick hold its shape once it solidifies in the lip balm tubes. Shea butter isn’t near as firm and can’t act as a proper substitute. If you decide to use Shea Butter instead, you will want to put it in a small tin as the final product will be much softer.

  • Thank you so much for this tutorial! I deviated from this recipe a little bit and made an Anti Itch Jelly with Aloe Vera Jelly, Tea Tree, Lavender, Helichrysum, and Fantastic Franks. It is the best anti-itch solution I have ever used! It works immediately and is long lasting! Thanks for the recipe inspiration!

  • will this be good for itchy hives too? My husband gets them along his waistline by the end of the day. The only thing that helps him is a shower an change of clothes.

    1. You can absolutely give it a try and see how it helps! Lavender, Tea Tree, and Helichrysum are all fantastic for itchy or irritated skin. Another option you might want to look into is hydrosols. We have a hydrosol for each of those oils, but many people have found success particularly with the Helichrysum Hydrosol for itchiness. 🙂

  • This looks great! I’ve added the helichrysum to my wish list. But, in the meantime, thanks for the substitute ideas above.

  • I don’t have all these oils, but I do have Itch Away, and made a couple of these to try it out. It really is awesome! I’d love to try it with these specific oils, as well, but this is a great recipe! Perfect consistency. I can’t wait to make more!

  • Hello! Not good with ounces and I only have teaspoons, so is it approx 2.5 teaspoons of liquid oil total and 2.5 teaspoons of beeswax?

  • This is such a great idea! I need something for all the mosquito bites and ant bites we get. Would hemp oil be an ok substitute for almond oil?

  • Loving this recipe!!! I doubled the recipe and made half with the essential oils listed and the other half with the itch away synergy.

      1. Anything else I can replace for this oil? I don’t have any of these? Or could I leave it out? Would it still work well?

    1. For 1 roll on I would recommend 4 Tea Tree, 4 Lavender, and 3 Helichrysum. This is almost a 4% dilution which is safe to use on a small area for acute situations.

        1. Itch Away can be used at 3-5% which for a 10ml roller would be 9-15 drops. I would start low and increase only if necessary.

  • Can you explain why each of these ingredients were chosen? What benefit does each have that will stop a bug bite from itching? Do any of these ingredients help with the redness? It would be awesome if “why I chose this ingredient” was in all the recipes; helps us learn other than just follow. 🙂

    1. Lavender, Helichrysum, and Tea Tree can help with pain/discomfort associated with the bite, may help reduce the appearance of inflammation and swelling, could help ease a slight allergic reaction from the sting/bite, can help keep to clean and possibly avoid an infection developing, and can aid the skin in healing (Tea Tree doesn’t fall into this last category). Tea Tree is very powerful at aiding in relieving symptoms such as the itch of the bite itself. If you have older children Peppermint is another fabulous component to help relive the itch.

    1. You would go with the shelf life of the ingredient with the shortest shelf life. In this case it would be the almond carrier oil with a shelf life of one year if properly stored.

  • I don’t have Jojoba or Almond oil. I have Sunflower oil & Coconut Oil. Could I use those for this stick?

    1. Although the properties may be slightly different you can absolutely swap out your carrier oils.

      1. How many drops of peppermint would that be for this recipe? my kiddos are all 3+ now, so this would be a great addition as I don’t have helich. Ital. yet. I was just using a roller bottle last year with equal lavender and tea tree last year at a 1-2%.

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