Summer Bummers: Treating A Bee Sting

Have you been stung by a bee, but you’re not quite sure how to treat it?

Follow these simple suggestions to help sooth any pain.

  • Honey: Apply a dab to the wound, and cover with gauze
  • Lavender essential oil: Apply 1-2 drops to help neutralize the venom’s effects
  • Crushed garlic: Add 1-2 crushed cloves to the site for 30 minutes
  • Baking soda and vinegar: Apply a paste of baking soda, vinegar, and water for 15 minutes
  • Toothpaste: Apply toothpaste directly to the wound for 20 minutes