Why do mosquitoes bite? Well, we have learned the only female mosquitoes are the ones that can bite. When they bite, they are trying to absorb the protein-rich blood which is crucial for the successful production and development of mosquito’s eggs. Mosquitos never know when they will get a successful meal so when they get the chance to come into contact with a potential host. They take as much as they can consume which can be up to three times their body weight in blood.

When bitten by a mosquito you develop a small red bump that is seriously itchy. The reason for the itch is due to our immune system reacting to the mosquito injecting a small amount of blood thinner to make it easier to ingest the blood. It reacts by making the bite swell, get itchy, and have redness.

One of the many positive effects of CBD is when it is applied to the skin. It gets to work by focusing on balance, promoting cellular communication, and soothes inflammatory processes. CBD has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and therefore can be effective in reducing or stopping the itch that occurs after a bite. CBD will help calm the itch, calm the irritation, and reduce inflammation of a mosquito bite.

Used since the 1940 Lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. The center for disease control and prevention CDC have approved eucalyptus oil as an effective ingredient in mosquito repellent. A recent study has shown a mixture of Lemon Eucalyptus oil provides more than 95% protection again mosquitoes for three hours.

Using Deep South Organics Eucalyptus Spearmint body lotion will help with mosquito bites by being a natural repellent and also has a large amount of CBD to help take care of the itching, swelling, and redness of a bite. Come by our store and grab yourself a bottle today!