It’s that time of year again.  The time to plant garden flowers, clean the patio furniture, feed the birds and just relax and enjoy. Until you feel the stick of a pesky mosquito bite.

Just like most things in Texas, when they bite, they leave a big bump.  We’ve had suggestions of those scented candles, lemon grass plants, Off, Avon Skin So Soft and even a fan to blow them away while we sit on the patio.  All well, and good.  However, there is always one that seems to find an open spot. Bam! You’ve just been bitten.  Now, with the Zika virus on the rise, God forbid the thought of some strange unknown disease lurking in that small tiny bite.

Salt Paste for Pesky Mosquito Bite

We spoke to an old school neighborhood Mosquito expert, Marc Tilghman.  Mr. Tilghman shared with us his “old chic” grandma’s remedy for a mosquito bite, salt paste.  Applied to the bitten area immediately, without scratching, the salt draws the stink and whatever else that dang mosquito leaves behind, after 15 minutes. IT WORKS!


  1. 1/2 teaspoon of Salt (We used sea salt)
  2. Few drops of water
  3. Pat until pasty. (Add a little more water, if necessary)
  4. Apply a generous amount to the bitten area.
  5. Wait for it to dry (15 minutes)
  6. Brush off and gently wipe clean
  7. Rub on a little coconut oil with vitamin E

We had a bite this morning near our eye.  Applied the salt paste and there was no swelling.  Off to the Pool Party!

Thanks Mr. Tilghman, and thank your granny!


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