Bugs are generally unavoidable no matter where you are. This makes bug sprays a necessity for everyone in the family, especially the kids. Summer is also here, which means enjoying the sun outside, giving all those pesky insects and bugs the chance to feast on all the flesh they can! Mosquitoes are no picnic and can pose a threat to the health of you and your family. They’re one of the most common disease and virus-carrying bugs, and a bite can lead to disasters to your health. Malaria, Dengue and West Nile virus are just a few of the many negative effects of not using bug spray. But then again, bug sprays can also bring about negative effects, especially with store-bought ones with toxic ingredients like DEET. This is why Simply Earth has come up with a solution to our pesky bug problems.
Bug Fighter Essential Oil blend can keep your home pest free (naturally!) and can easily shield you fromnature's outdoor annoyances. With the use of a combination of three different essential oils for greater efficiency and effectiveness, Bug Fighter Essential Oil Blend can be used in so many ways!
Patchouli has been historically known because of how it was used to repel insects from silks and cashmere from India all throughout the British Empire. In addition to its insect repelling properties, it can also calm nervous tension and worry. Patchouli Essential Oil can repel insects AND repel negative thoughts about those insects! Its sweet & musky aroma drives away pests like mosquitoes, moths and ants. It can even work against lice, bed bugs and fleas. The scent blends well with cedarwood, which is the next ingredient.
Cedarwood blends well with Patchouli’s aroma, plus it can repel ants and two different kinds of ticks. It is used in the cosmetics industry because of its benefits for the skin. As a bonus, this not only repels insect but can also help heal insect bites on skin.
Lemongrass is a more common insect repellent and is usually added to store-bought bug sprays. Lemongrass is closely related to citronella, which is also a very effective insect repelling essential oil.
This perfect combination of essential oils can be easily used alone. Diffuse it outdoors to keep bugs away, or blend 1 oz of witch hazel or vodka with 12 drops of this and keep it in a spray bottle. You can directly apply it on to your skin or clothing.
You can also make it into a lotion stick by following this VEGAN recipe!
Another option for a spray is this recipe, which has a few more ingredients compared to the simpler one with vodka.
We’ve also gathered a few tips to avoid bugs around the house without having to go through too much hassle!