Most spiders’ venom is relatively harmless to people. But two spiders – the black widow and the brown recluse – can be not only painful, but deadly.
But they don’t have to be, if you have the right essential oils on hand. These oils are the best natural remedies for spider bites, and can literally save a life.
Treating black widow bites
Treating brown recluse bites
Home first aid care is simple for either kind of bite. This self-care should not replace a visit to a doctor or emergency room. Apply essential oils on location with a cold compress to decrease pain and swelling. Elevate the area if possible to the level of the heart. Wash the area thoroughly with cool water and mild soap and Rosemary essential oil. Avoid any strenuous activity because this can spread the spider’s venom in the skin. Use essential oils listed above for pain relief.
Whose bite packs a bigger sting?
Both the black widow and the brown recluse spider emit powerful venom which could in some cases become deadly to the individual. Both bites are painful; however, the brown recluse takes the match in severe cases capable of causing blistering blue discoloration, ultimately leading to destructive necrotic lesions with deep wide borders and scarring. Ultimately, be cautious of both spiders and seek essential oils and medical care if bitten!