“Stirring up a hornet’s nest” is kind of a cliché — meaning that you made a lot of people upset or angry. Well today, my daughter and I are the angry and upset ones.
We were doing some weeding in the garden and quite by accident, actually did stir up a hornet’s nest. I’m sure you could hear our screams for several blocks as we ran away, swatting at ourselves as we went.
Of course, we did not get away unscathed and each have several stings to deal with now. Luckily for us, we do not have an allergy to bee stings, which can be life threatening.
My daughter’s first question to me was “Which oil can we use for this?” I had to look that up and came up with the following blend of oils that I put in a roller bottle along with fractionated coconut oil. (Be sure to first remove the stinger if one is visible.)
*(You can also apply the oils full strength (or “neat” as we say), but it is much easier to spread over the affected area using a carrier oil and the effect will be the same.)
Bee Sting Roller Bottle Blend of Essential Oils
- 3 drops of Basil
- 3 drops of Lavender
- 3 drops of Purify (which is a “cleansing blend”)
- 3 drops of Roman Chamomile
(**Note: if you do not have all of these oils, just use the ones you have. I was missing Roman Chamomile so I used only three of the four listed above.)
Apply frequently throughout the day.