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How to Get Rid of Itchy Skin with Baking Soda

By Contributor ; Updated July 27, 2017

There is nothing worse than an itch. Except perhaps a persistent itch. There are so many expensive over the counter remedies, some which are efficacious, bu an equal number of weird and wonderful cheap home remedies. In my experience, nothing works better than baking soda (or bi-carb) paste. Here is my go to recipe for mosquito bites, nettle stings, hairy caterpillar stings and just about any other form of itchy skin you can imagine. It's even good for mild burns. No matter what is causing your itchy skin, this nifty little paste will have you, or your loved ones breathing a sigh of relief in no time. We keep some pre-pared in the fridge during the hot, wet summers to be used for mosquito bites. It's impossible for active kids, and adults to avoid them, but at least this paste give some relief.

Place around 2 tablespoons of soda, be it bi-carb or baking, in your container, preferably ceramic or glass.

Slowly add the chilled water and mix with the metal spoon until you have a thick paste. It needs to be thick, but not so thick as to be difficult to spread.

Gently wash the itchy skin area to make certain it is clean.

Dry the itchy skin area by patting it or blotting it with a clean towel.

Use the back of the metal spoon to spread the mixture over the itchy skin area. The soothing mixture will do its thing, dry and fall off your skin

Run the area under cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Tip

I use an old silver spoon, as it conducts temperature excellently and the cold aids in relieving the itchy skin. We even keep the spoon in the fridge, as the big tropical mosquitoes give little kids a terrible itch and the cold in combination with the baking soda paste is so relieving.

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