Itching - It helps stop the itch. Got a bug bite driving you nuts? Calm your itchy skin! Lavender’s many healing properties make it perfect to help reduce the pain, swelling, and redness associated with bug bites and other itchy skin issues. With poison ivy season either right around the corner or in full swing (depending where you live), it’s never too early to prepare for the worst! Keep this oil in your home first aid kit so it’s always ready to use when that irritating itch comes up.