During the holidays, there is a very good chance that you will find yourself traipsing around in the outdoors, walking, hiking or camping. Unfortunately, wasps are also out and about, and have decided to leave you with a painful holiday souvenir! A wasp sting can be very sore, and it is great to know a few tips to get relief (especially if you are allergic and the pain is acute). In the case of allergies or a sting in a very painful place (the neck, the lips, the mouth, etc.), we advise you to contact your doctor. Otherwise, here are 3 effective tips which should soothe the pain.
1) Lavender aspic essential oil
Apply a small drop directly to the sting. Repeat 3 times a day if the pain continues.
This remedy is to be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have epilepsy or asthma.
2) Apple cider vinegar
Soak some cotton wool in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the sting, keeping the cotton wool in place with a plaster. The irritation should reduce dramatically.
Cut a slice of fresh lemon and apply it to the sting. This is one of Granny’s classic tips that should rapidly relieve pain. Of course, it’s one of Granny’s favourites!
In addition, have a look at our article on 3 natural ways to keep bees and wasps at bay. This could help you avoid the trouble in the first place!