Just found an excellent way to treat fire ant bites and thought I would share. Have been bitten many times in Texas and I've suffered for over a week with using cortizone creams or benydryl ointment. Ended up with horrible red bite marks and I would sratch myself horribly from the itching. This is great! I used straight Lavendar oil, applied it a couple times a day on the blister and in 3 days, gone..... I was amazed. The pain was so much less. Lavendar is wonderful for aroma therapy in your bath with epsom salt or on your body to help you feel more relaxed for sleep. Hope this helps someone.