My daughter stepped on a bee yesterday and the stinger went right between her little 18 month old toes. My son who turns three tomorrow and has been getting daily “Foot Ah-Sages” (Massages) with Peace and Calming before bed said “Mommy help! Sissy a Foot Ah-Sagge!”
Sure enough – tea tree, lavender and tangerine oils applied directly on the little swollen foot (It took us awhile to get the stinger out becuase of where it was and within 10 minutes both pinky and “ring finger” toes were swollen and puffy-red as well as the balls of the feet of those toes and beyond.). She stopped crying after that first application.
We were leaving to go to the inlaws in another 15 minutes so I reapplied I second dose of the oils and put her socks and shoes on.
Two hours later when we pulled them off to show grandma ALL the redness and puffiness was gone. I was amazed! You can still see the little red dot where the stinger went in but that’s the only sign. This was JUST yesterday.
How did my son know she needed a “foot a-sage” to help her? I don’t know – but he was right.
P.S. Lavender is strongly active against venom and toxins and great for fire ant bites too. Citrus oils like lemon and tangerine are great as well and of course, tea tree oil is antibacterial and antimicrobial. Together they were the perfect “anti venom” blend for this situation and helped the inflammation go down faster than I expected.