A spider bite is the puncture wound produced by the bite of a spider – an arachnid related to ticks and mites. Fewer than 100 of the some 30,000 species of spiders are known to bite. Two of them, the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider, found in the U.S., are poisonous.

Recommendation:

Basil, Cleansing Blend (with melaleuca)
Apply oil directly on bite. If poisonous spider bite is suspected, keep bitten area below heart and seek medical attention.

The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.

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