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  •  I get chigger bites from hanging around my (1+ / 0-)
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    sillia

    native prairie garden. I use a concoction of lavender and chamomile oils in witch hazel to keep the itching down. It works, but I still have the welts for weeks and sometimes get scars that last into the winter.

    I just read that 10 drops of thyme oil (essential oils) in a teaspoon of alcohol helps with itching.  I may try that this season.

    I don't know exactly why, but this diary and thread was fun to read.  Thanks everyone.

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