Fragonia™ & Kunzea Therapeutic Essential Oils Speed Healing of Nasty Mosquito Bites

by Cynthe on May 7, 2009

This would make a terrific Halloween post as I’m prone to getting bitten by blood-sucking critters….thankfully not vampires, nor bats or other fanciful creatures!

But, fleas, mosquitoes, and the like, find me delicious. They hone in on my whereabouts – indoors or out – leaving both my husband and older son unscathed.

Sunday morning (4 days ago), I woke up with two nasty mosquito bites, 1/2 inch apart, on my inner right forearm just below the elbow. Heard a mosquito’s dreaded whine as I went to bed the night before, but couldn’t spot her in the low light.

Normally, I kill mosquitoes without hesitation, either before they bite or right when I’m bitten, minimizing how much blood thinning venom gets injected. But she ‘got me good’ as I was sound asleep – 2 nasty bites with a full doses of venom each.

2 Nasty mosquito bites, first 24hrs

2 Nasty mosquito bites, first 24hrs

Since being a small child, I’ve always reacted to insect bites with an intense maddening itchiness! Because the mosquito had her fill, my immune system reacted with a large, hot, slightly painful, red welt. In the photo above (taken 24hrs after being bitten), the swelling almost obscures the lower bite near two subtle whitish streaks.

In the photo below, you can see the distortion of my right inner forearm from the welt.

Inner arm swelling from mosquito bites

Inner arm swelling from mosquito bites

I immediately applied anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory therapeutic essential oils, especially once the bites started defining “the damages” with contrasting circular edges – making me wonder if by some chance I could have gotten tick bites?  (There’s a local danger of lyme’s disease here in Sonoma county, which is prime deer terrain.)

First, I used 4-6 drops of Young Living Essential Oils ‘Melrose’ blend (Melaleuca / Tea Tree and Rosemary). It’s excellent for preventing infection and won’t ‘sting’ open bites, cuts, or wounds. A few hours later, the welt hadn’t diminished, so I applied several drops of 100% undiluted German Chamomile therapeutic essential oil for its powerful anti-inflammatory compounds.  And reapplied the chamomile before bedtime since both bites were ‘weeping’  quite a bit of fluid.

The third morning, though swelling remained, it wasn’t as hot or red. Instead of hurting, the welt was beginning to itch. Small ‘bumps’ were forming in the vicinity of the bites as my skin worked to detox the venom.

2 Nasty mosquito bites, 3rd day

2 Nasty mosquito bites, 3rd day

But the bites weren’t healing as quickly as I wanted them to. So, I decided to try  some newly discovered therapeutic essential oils Kunzea and Fragonia™, which Daniel Penoel, MD – a French physician and trained medical aromatherapist – has recommended heartily. Dr. Penoel suggests combining the EOs 1/3 Fragonia™ + 2/3 Kunzea for daytime use to benefit from their complementary healing compounds and balancing Yin/Yang energies.

Again, I used 4-6 drops right on the welt, gently rubbed in until absorbed by my skin. Did this 2-3 times before going to bed that night.

By the fourth day, I was no longer concerned about possible tick bites or Lyme’s disease. My skin was making a good recovery. The redness, heat and most of the swelling were gone.  The itching had subsided. (Thank goodness!)

Mosquito bite rritation minimizing by 4th day

Mosquito bite irritation minimizing by 4th day

The photo above was taken several hours ago. Comparing this photo with the prior one, you can see how the reaction has subsided. Though some minimal swelling remains, my skin is cool to touch with NO pain or itching to torment me! The healing will continue quickly now.  I’ll put on one more dose of my Kunzea-Fragonia essential oil blend for good measure!

Here’s another photo 2 days later, less than a week after being bitten.

Bites healing quickly with essential oils

Bites healing quickly with essential oils

I purchased my essential oils from Nancy d’Angelo, Julia Rose Botanicals, at She invited interested participants to help further Dr. Penoel in his quest for good clinical research.

Read more on Dr. Penoel’s findings about the healing effects of these two superb essential oils: Fragonia™ & Kunzea.

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Cynthia Brush, Young Living Oils Distributor #168709Cynthe Brush ~ Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist, Therapeutic Essential Oils Practitioner & Self-Care Health Educator has used therapeutic essential oils for personal, family, & client health issues since 1999.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

mayes June 6, 2009 at 9:37 am

my son has these large round bites on his arm face and legs, he thinks there bed bug bites, but the look like a mosquito bite. can you tell me which one it may be.

Cynthe June 6, 2009 at 9:58 am

Hi Mayes,

Do bed bugs exist where you live? Where I’ve lived in the USA, we haven’t had problems. I have lived as a child & visited countries as an adult where bed bugs ARE a problem and have been bitten by them.
~ We also wash our bedding weekly
~ Shake out the pillows & blankets
~ Vacuum the mattresses periodically and the bedroom area at least every two weeks (weekly is better)
~ Bed bugs are killed by sunlight, so airing mattresses & pillows outside on a sunny day will take care of them.

Mosquitoes are a problem all over the world. My guess would be mosquitoes…. Do you live in an area where mosquitoes are a problem? Or has your son been playing outside at dusk or near places where there’s water, especially standing puddles where mosquitoes like to breed?

Fleas, if you have pets, are a real possibility.

Good-luck in figuring out what is biting him. Bites are miserable.

Umbra July 28, 2009 at 9:55 am

I have been getting these types of reactions to insect bites for the past couple of months, and had no idea what they were – very glad I came across your page. I never realized a mosquito do do that kind of damage! But, my reactions look and act the same as the pics and desciptions you gave (even being bitten twice in the same area, while I was sleeping), so that must be it. Thank you very much for sharing that.

Cynthe July 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

Umbra ~ You’re welcome. Glad you found our site.

Ashley April 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I came across your page while looking up home remedies for mosquito bites, i am allergic to mosquito bites and the kind of bite you had in that picture, i get everytime i get bitten, even if i kill the mosquito right when it bites me, and mine looks worse, and to make things worse, i live in an area where mosquitoes are a problem. The oil treatment you mentioned worked on you makes me very tempted to try it out, i wanted to know if it was that good and worth buying?

Cynthe April 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hi Ashley ~ Glad you found our site. To answer your question, using therapeutic-quality essential oils are DEFINITELY worth it for mosquito & insect bites, especially with the sort of reactions you have! Essential oils (EOs) keep the itching from driving me crazy (and make it so I don’t scratch the bites, making them worse and having them last even longer). Plus EOs prevent infection.

You could purchase the Kunzea & Fragonia to start and see if they help. I listed the sources where I purchased them in my article. They are available from other places, but make sure to buy ONLY organically grown, AFNOR or EC or ISO certified products to assure therapeutic quality for using ‘neat’ (non-diluted) on your skin.

The other thing I use when mosquitoes are bad is an rechargable solar mosquito repeller clipped to my clothes or near my bed. For me, I would wear one on my upper body and one down lower to make sure mosquitoes didn’t come anywhere near. I find these really work. Here’s where I bought mine:

Let me know if these work for you.

Jacob September 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I am allergic to mosquito bites and this happened to me. didn’t know what it was at first. but since I knew I have put some medicine on it. But it looks like I need to put those oils on it, because I have 4 bites and they have swelled from reaction. Hope they go away soon… Glad I found this page.


Hudson April 2, 2018 at 8:15 am

I’ve got this giant bug bite. I’m in Indonesia btw.
I haven’t seen any tiny holes. All of the pictures I saw
All had holes.

Cynthe April 2, 2018 at 10:15 am

You’re welcome. Jacob ~ Only have seen your comment now. Somehow it didn’t come through via my email notices.

Cynthe April 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

Hudson ~ Yes, those warm humid tropical countries are known for their bugs! I spent my childhood overseas and mosquitoes love to bite me. Do you have access to essential oils where you are? We mention several in the article. Cooling the bites with ice also helps. Peppermint oil may help soothe it. And there may be local plant remedies for insect bites as well if you can find someone to ask.

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