Monday, August 6, 2012


On my first day of vacation dragging things out of the barn to hose down and I disturbed a nest of yellow jackets... My husband would tell you that's just the kind of luck I have. :) Thank goodness for Grandma's best home remedy - baking soda and water paste. Just take a couple tablespoons of baking soda and add a little water just enough to moisten the baking soda. Place a good thick amount on the sting and let dry. If the stinger is still there, this poultice will help draw it to the surface. Its also nice and cool so it soothes the sting and reduces the swelling. Rinse with cold water. 15 minutes and two applications later, and all signs of the 3 stings I got are all gone. The same paste works great on kids who can't leave mosquito bites or poison ivy rashes alone and nettle stings too. Plus its not harmful if the kids mess with it.

1 comment:

Esther V. said...

Oh, how I wish I had this remedy just two days ago! My brother came by on his motorcycle and said he had just been stung by a bee. I had no clue what to do!

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