I have gotten my first mosquito and ant bites this summer. When you are running after a toddler in the bushes, you can’t avoid bugs. They were the inspiration for my this week’s vlog. My recipe for my natural bug spray is here. Essential oils can be used for the treatment of bug bites. Peppermint, tea tree and lavender oils help to treat bites in different ways. Peppermint helps to cool off the burning sensation and reduce infection. Tea tree oil is antiseptic and antibacterial. Lavender helps to calm painful ant bites.