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The summer is near, you are traveling all around and it's like hot... you go outside, start drinking a cocktail "Sex on the beach", and you hear a buzzing sound! Aaaaa start screaming it is a mosquito, and it just bitten you! It isn't that dangerous but very irritating feeling, some can stand it but, like me, to other it is a pain in the *********.

There are some first aid tips, from our granny's, like using soap, or pretty much expensive products, that are filled with allergens, but don't do much.
All YOU need is a very EFFECTIVE, CHEAP, EASY TO MADE, ALL NATURAL tonic, made from stuff you all have at home.
It is more then just a anti-itch tonic:
used with special powder *instructions are here too it is an fantastic exfoliant, and a fantastic ANTI AGE product, that makes your skin ever better!

Step 1: Things You Need for the Tonic

Ok lets start, you need:
*for one small bottle like on pic
half of a lemon
two pinches of mint *follium* use in need from tea bags
optional>
some citric acid, it isn't essential, but you can add some more
glycerin, it makes skin moist, can be found in pharmacy
instruments:
filter paper *the one you use for coffee
some glasses i used ones for tequila
lemon squeezer
some spoons etc...

Step 2: Preparation and Effects

Mix all the stuff in lemon juice, add mint, and let it soak for some time, then filtrate, and fill the bottle.

lemon juice is a good antiseptic, and has analgesic properties, so it works as a good antipruritic
mint is cooling, and it is a mild sedative, if used combined with Mellisa officinalis, it will serve as an insect repellent.
We used glycerin for skin moistening, and rejuvenation.
The whole tonic is a chemical peel, and combined with powder is a mechanical peel too!
SO DON"T USE TOO MUCH, IF YOU SEE YOUR SKIN GETTING TOO DRY, use a lotion! It is good in any case to use a lotion :D
if you have citric acid intolerance don't use! it is rare, but still try on a little part of skin and watch is there any reddening.

Step 3: White Powder

The powder is used with tonic.
My dear old granny knows that baking powder made as a paste is put on inset bites, IT IS GREAT FOR BEE ATTACKS!! it has mild basic character, and since the bee bite is acidic it neutralizes it.
here we add some chamomile powder *it is crushed* for its anti irritating qualities
and some talc, it has a lot of good things and stops sweating and odor
and just a little of vitamins :D i used a B complex half of a tablet crushed, but you can also add panthenol to the tonic, it is all good for skin
and very little salt

Step 4: How to Use

If you made the tonic and the powder
put a pinch of powder on the bite, and add tonic, it makes foam :)
massage, and rub, after some time (5 minutes MAX) go wash it
just tonic
it isn't much hard, apply the liquid to the bite and rub it in use more, but not too much
you don't have to wash this

sooo good luck enjoying the sun, and the summer :D
<p>Great camping hack! Especially for people camping in Minnesota in an RV. </p>
When at home at your veranda a cool, or hot, summer night, a natural mosquito repeller you may use its a plant called basil. Its scientific name is Ocimum Basilicum.<br>It shouldn't be too difficult to plant it in a pot and carry the pot with you when camping.<br>-.
actually, all you need is the lemon. it's a natural mosquito repellent.
I have always sworn by Vitamin B as a reppelant. I take one multi B tablet everyday but if I'm off camping or the like, I will up my dose the day before and whilst on camp. It seeps through your skin in your sweat and helps to mask your natural scent. My dad NEVER gets bitten, ever, because he drinks Guinness, a natural provider of B2, B6 and B12. Try it for yourself, B vitamins aid in fighting stress and converting carbs into energy, no harm done if you still get bitten every now and then!
I've heard that before... Some people eat loads of Vegemite and reckon it works as a mozzie repellent.
If a bee bite (sting) is acidic you don't use acid to counter acid you use a base. I have always used baking soda, a few drops of tea tree oil (you can get it at walmart) mixed with just enough water to make a paste. This will handle ANY vespid or apies stings as well as mosquito bites, and even some forms of excema. To prevent mosquito bites altogether, take a small soda bottle (empty) stuff it with the foliage of 'mosquito plant' (it's a geranium hybrid your local nursery will have it.) 'lemon grass' and black-stemmed peppermint. Then fill to the top with Witch Hazel (also bought at Wal-Mart) and let it sit for a few days. Rub this concoction in the major hit points, neck, ankles, back of the knees and on the wrists. This will usually keep you from getting hit. An additional note on mosquitoes. There is no such thing as an actual 'repellent'. Nothing repels mosquito's except the sub-sonic sound of dragonfly's feeding. All you do is confuse the mosquitoes receptors from identifying CO2. Smokers tend to give off more CO2 than non-smokers. The mosquito's don't bite you because they can't 'see' you due to the confusion of CO2 receptors being blocked or inhibited.
I saw someone at the 4th of July fireworks spraying something on them and around their seating from a spray bottle. I asked what they were doing, and they said they were spraying Listerine mouthwash 1/2 strength (mixed with water) to ward off mosquitos. I thought they were crazy, but decided to give it a try. I used ours full-strength for the simple reason that the water would not make it bad over time if we didn't finish it, and also, you never know when you need a shot in your mouth for bad breath :) Turns-out that it did, indeed work for more than 2 hours before we had to re-apply. I just buy the off brand of Listerine, and the old-fashioned brown flavor of it. It works VERY well, and is not toxic. Remember though, you will need to re-apply it after 2 hours, but it also works well on clothes, tents, grassy areas and etc.
Thanks that is very informitive
really helpful info. thanks
Will it work on tarantula bites?
wiht spiders there's always a must to identify it cause some literally disintegrate the flesh, the brown spider "violinist" provoques gangrena in 4 days, some other just inflamation or maybe a little red spot only, be careful and go to the physician in case of being bitten
Probably not since tarantula bites are a different kind of haemalytic. But you may give it a try to see. I don't usually let tarantulas bite me.
I have been allergic to everything my whole life. I acidently discovered what keeps mosqutoes from biting me. CALOMIN&nbsp;LOTION!!!!! Just smear it all over you. I think that they must hate the smell. I can go fishing now, without being bitten. I keep a bottle of it in my tackle box.<br />
Avon's Skin so Soft bath oil, its the best!
&nbsp;Great idea, but I'm having difficulty understanding some of the instructions.
&nbsp;The best anti-itch mosquito option is to take a damp cloth, microwave it for about 45 seconds, and apply to mosquito bite as hot as you can stand it, but DON'T burn yourself. You may need to adjust the microwave time based on the power of your microwave. Cheap, no chemicals and the heat breaks down the substances that cause the itch.&nbsp;
i rub whisky on exposed skin, it makes you smell like a drunk, but when im camping i dont care, seems to keep them off me<br />
When I read "white powder", I was thinking of something else... (Hint: SNORT)
...seriously? this is instructables.
lol.
u r HAWT
Windex?
Are you refering to My Big Fat Greek Wedding? :D
YES!
I like the scene where he's soaking his elbow in a bowl of windex :)
I use hydrogen peroxide.
This seems like a good instructable, nice pictures and all, however your english is not too good, I'd be happy to help you tidy it up, or even rewrite the stuff for you, this is a very useful product, it should be well known...
yay please do :))))) that would be great many thanx
If you add me as a collaborator I will help you with your english...
We have standing water everywhere due to some torrential storms, so I know West Nile will be an issue, but I want to try this for the peel potential. Thanks!
Perfect just like it is. Thanks.
Great instructable!!! Really like it, think I am going to try this! rate:*****
This stuff works great, my mom makes something like it. You have great pictures, and this could even be a featured ible, but you need to touch up the writing a bit so it is easier to understand.

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