I made up a batch of salve with some plantain infused oil that I made up a couple of weeks ago. In an earlier post I mentioned how fresh plantain leaves, crushed and the juice rubbed on poison ivy, is an excellent source of itch relief.
Well, I infused some oil with fresh plantain leaves, but it didn't have the same effects on poison ivy as the fresh juice. It did seem to be very good for mosquito bites, though. So I made up some salve hoping that it would be a good treatment for bug bites and stings, but now I have to try it out to see if it works well before putting it up for sale on my Etsy site.
I asked my son, "Do you have any itchy bug bites?"
Me: "Oh. That's so sad."
Him: "It's sad that I don't have itchy bug bites?"
Me, the good mother: "Yes."
In the evening I purposly lured my hubby out on the back porch. After a while -
Me: "The mosquitos are out - do you have any bites?"
Hubby: "No, lets go inside."
Me, going inside: "No, stay out a while longer. I need someone to get an itchy bite."
My family loves me.