Essential Oil Recipe for Keeping Bugs Away
Whether you are out in the wilderness and want to keep bugs from biting or your home has been invaded by hungry ants, there are a few different essential oil recipes you can try.
Keep Bugs From Biting With Essential Oils
All-Natural Bug Spray With Essential Oils
If you are among those who are a tantalising meal for mosquitoes and other biting bugs, spending time outdoors can be a pain that leaves you itchy and inflamed. For those with sensitive skin or allergies to bug bites, the problem is all the more severe. Using essential oils as an insect repellent is a good way to keep you bite-free without dousing your body in toxic chemicals.
Essential Oil Bug Repellent
The following essential oil recipes is intended to be diluted into 100ml of distilled water in a dark glass jar with a spray nozzle.
30 drops - lavender essential oil
20 drops - lemongrass essential oil
15 drops - eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops - thyme essential oil
5 drops - rosemary essential oil
Blend all of these essential oils with the distilled water in the glass jar and leave for 24-hours. Be sure to shake the mixture before each application.
For an even more powerful bug-off benefits, add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the recipe.
As with all topical application of essential oils, be sure to do a skin test before applying allover.
Keep Bugs Out of Your Home with Essential Oils
Diffusing essential oils in your home is a great way to keep pests out. Ants, cockroaches, mice and spiders can be deterred from entering your home with this powerful blend of essential oils.
Bug off aromatherapy diffuser blend
The following aromatherapy diffuser blend is intended to be blended directly in your aromatherapy diffuser. You can use this blend in your home as well as outdoors in the spring and summer months to keep mosquitoes away.
6 drops - peppermint essential oil
5 drops - lavender essential oil
4 drops - eucalyptus essential oil
This aromatherapy diffuser blend will keep bugs and other pests away. If you do not have a diffuser, you can triple the blend and dilute the essential oils into 100ml of distilled water in a dark glass bottles with a spray nozzle, and spritz the blend throughout your home, being sure to shake the mixture before each use.
For more powerful and direct effects, triple the recipe and blend into into an essential oil bottle. Apply 5 drops of the essential oil blend to a cotton swap and place the swap in areas of your home most vulnerable to invasion by pesky insects.
Essential oils provide a safe and natural way to keep bugs at bay without dosing yourself in bug spray, or your home in ant and cockroach sprays. Diffusing essential oil outdoors is a great way to keep bugs away from your backyard barbecue without introducing harsh, unnatural chemicals and upsetting your yard’s delicate ecosystem.