INSECT BITE

Bee bite; creative blend with Delta-5 oil

“Stung by a bee today on the bottom of my foot. The creep found his way between my sandal and me. I usually react pretty badly, so I immediately went inside and took Benadryl and ibuprofen (rendering me stupidly sleepy). That doesn’t usually do the trick, though.

I made a paste out of water, baking soda, Delta-5, and Helichrysum (natural anti-inflammatory), and used it for a while.

So far, no pain, swelling, or itchiness.

July 9, 2018 follow up/clarifications:

I typically react very badly to bee stings, which is why I usually down the benedryl, ibuprofen, and apply anti-inflammatoy agents with baking soda. But even after taking all that, my limbs will usually swell, and be red, painful, and severely itchy for days. For example, I was stung on my leg last year and couldn’t bend my knee for three days!

In this case, after applying the Delta-5 oil, the bee bite was really itchy for the first three days, but then after that, there was no itching and pain at all. The bee bite never did swell up! There was never any pain!

I believe the Delta-5 made a huge difference in this case!”

Beth H. Zaccari, July 2, 2018
Writer, FutureDerm Media

SciaEssentials notes: Benadryl, ibuprofen, and Helichrysum (an essential oil) all have different mechanisms of action than Delta-5 oil. A follow up experiment would be to test Delta-5 oil alone for bee bites in sensitive individuals, and then evaluate additive benefits with other bioactives.

Insect bite/improvements in complexion

“I got a nasty bug bite on my leg that led to pain, swelling, discomfort, intense itchiness, and redness. Not sure what bit me, but it sure does hurt.

I applied a drop of Delta-5 oil to the area surrounding the bite, and the pain was gone within an hour, the swelling was reduced, and the area was less itchy. By the next morning, there was no itchiness at all. I also applied the oil to my face, and noticed improvements in the smoothness and complexion of my skin, with improvements occurring gradually with each day of use.

Just ordered another bottle.”

Lara K, 70+ year old female customer, August 19, 2018