Another pain many of us have experienced are bee stings. While they aren’t out to get you, bee and wasp stings do happen; and when they do, they hurt. We have a couple easy, natural solutions to help when this happens, using ingredients you may already have in your pantry!
For this first remedy, all you need is baking soda and water. Baking soda is a quick and easy go-to for bee stings. Mix the two ingredients together into a paste, and apply a thick layer over the affected area. You can cover with a bandage if you’d like and leave on for 15-30 minutes. This helps to neutralize the bee sting venom, reducing the swelling, itching, and pain.
Another way to neutralize the discomfort of a bee sting is honey. Use honey by applying a small amount over the sting site, this will act in the same manner as the baking soda. Using honey to relieve the sting you received from a bee seems quite fitting.
Apple cider vinegar also provides relief for the discomfort following a bee or wasp sting. The easiest way to do this is to soak a cloth or cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and apply as needed.
These remedies help with the discomfort following a bee or wasp sting but are in no way a replacement for medical attention needed to help with an allergic reaction.