cbd oil for bug bites

CDB oil for mosquito bites

My legs and arms have been attacked with full force by the filthy flying vermin due to the hot swamp that is the Southeast right now. The few online pages about CBD and mosquito bites said you should rub CBD cream on it, as CDB is an anti-inflammatory. While I don’t own any creams, I’ve been taking my daily dose of CBD oil by mouth. I feel like I’m not itching as much because of the oil. Is this a placebo effect? Or can ingesting oil reduce inflammation on the surface of the skin?

I feel your pain / itch! I got bit by those sneakies like 20 times while at work yesterday. Today I took some Advil pills (anti-inflammatory) and felt decreased itching for about 5-6 hours. Then the itchiness quickly ramped up again.

So my theory is yes, you can orally dose certain anti-inflammatories and still have reduction of itch from the mosquito bites.

Right now I'm applying CBD oil to the bites. Hoping it will help too.

CBD for bug bites??

I got bit really bad by mosquitos all over my legs and I’m allergic so they swell and itch like crazy has anyone tried CBD cream or oil for bug bites? Does it work and is it better than Benadryl ?

I use a nano CBD roll on on bug bites. I would say it's about the same as other topical itch creams, not the same as taking a Benydryl. CBD seems to help with itching and swelling, but again no better than other (cheaper) products. I tend to swell up too, so I ice them then apply something. The best topical I've tried though is Caladryl clear. It's clear (vs the pink original Calamine Lotion) and it stops the itching fast.

Does it stop the itching for a while? I have topical Benadryl and it only helps for an hour or two before it starts itching again

I use my standard full spectrum CBD tincture for ant as well as mosquito bites. it works well.

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Witch hazel works great for me. Seriously. save your CBD dollars for more important things. Witch hazel is amazing.

Sagely Naturals Relief and Recovery cream has helped me with bug bites. I got it for back pain but figured why not and it helped with the itching. It’s like a better Biofreeze.

Try lavender essential oil. I have issues as well and it works pretty well for me. Lavender EO is one you can use full strength, no need to dilute. Also Neem Oil, which is one of those miracle oils that is so good for so many things. It can have a bit of an off putting odor, though I get a brand called Alaffia and they manage to keep the odor pretty minimal. Plus you can mix it with other EO's (like lavender!).

Didn't ever try Benadryl, but I can confirm that CBD balm works amazing. I use it for mosquito bites – almost instant relief and swelling is gone really fast. I was also amazed how well it worked with for tick bite – usually, the swelling and itching are there for a few days at least (even if I use different kinds of creams) but when I used CBD balm it was completely gone overnight – no exaggeration. I use Hempika CBD balm, but I believe that others should also be effective. Of course, I use it for other stuff too – like damaged and dried skin (that I get from rock climbing) and also for almost daily skincare.


CBD – Cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant species. People all over the world use CBD for many different reasons.

What’s the difference between Hemp Oil and CBD?

Both products come from the Cannabis sativa plant. The product which goes by the names hemp oil and hemp seed oil is usually cold-pressed from the hemp seeds. This oil contains Vitamins A and E, omega-3&6 fatty acids, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids and minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron and zinc with only trace amounts of cannabinoids. Hemp oil is used in food, as a carrier oil for CBD and also commonly found in organic skincare.
Products which go by the name CBD oil and CBD Hemp oil contain much higher amounts of the cannabinoid CBD – cannabidiol. CBD oil is used in dietary supplements, for skincare and topical applications.

Does CBD make me ‘high’?

CBD does not make you “high” or have a “stoned” feeling. THC is the compound responsible for such feelings.

What is THC?

THC stands for ‘Tetrahydrocannabinol’ (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is well known as the primary psychoactive ingredient and this is the molecule which is currently not permitted in skincare and food products.

What does CBD does for my skin?

CBD can be effective in dealing with many different types of skin abnormalities. CBD works with cannabinoid receptors which form part of the endocannabinoid system which is present in all mammals. Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are found in the sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cells. CBD and these receptors help the skins endo-cannabinoid system to maintain homeostasis (perfect balance), which is what you want for naturally healthy-looking skin.
CBD can help with redness, blotchiness, uneven skin tone, blemishes, dry and rough skin, overly oily skin, repairing damaged skin, easing the effects of sunburn, controlling pimples and breakouts, calming aftershave irritation, soothing irritation arising from contact with plants and itchiness from bug bites.

What does FULL SPECTRUM mean?

Full-spectrum means that the entire spectrum of compounds naturally present in the Hemp plant, are kept in the extract to create what many consider, and what science is beginning to show is the best possible way derive benefits from a Hemp extract. No compounds such as THC are entirely removed. Usually full spectrum oils contain up to 0.2% THC. This is a whole-plant extract and contributes to the entourage effect, it has been shown that when all compounds in Hemp extract are taken together, they work together synergistically to produce a result above the sum of their parts taken separately.