Using Bug Fighter Essential Oil Blend For The Family

Posted on June 11, 2018

Bug Fighter Essential Oil Blend

Bugs are generally unavoidable no matter where you are, especially for those who live in areas with tropical weather. This makes bug sprays a necessity for everyone in the family, especially the kids. Summer is also here which means enjoying the sun outside the house, giving all those pesky insects and bugs the chance to fest 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 from nature'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!

 

INGREDIENTS:

Patchouli

Patchouli Essential Oil

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! Using Patchouli Essential Oil can repel insects AND repel negative thoughts about those said 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 also blends well with cedarwood, which is the next ingredient.


Cedarwood

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood blends well with Patchouli’s aroma and its benefits as 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 itching! 


Lemongrass

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass is a more common insect repellent and is usually added in 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!

Bug Bite Relief Lotion Sticks Bug Bite Relief Lotion Sticks

 

  • Ingredients:

 

    • Instructions:
      • Place Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Almond Oil into a heat-safe glass measuring cup.
      • Place the pot with 1-2 inches water on medium heat. Place glass measuring cup into the water and allow contents to melt together. 
      • Once melted, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients
      • Pour into tubes and allow to cool.
      • Rub on a bug bite to soothe itchiness.

 

Another option for a spray is this recipe, which has a few more ingredients compared to the simpler one with vodka.

 

Bug Be Gone Spray

Bug Spray

    • Ingredients:
    • Instructions:
      • Combine ingredients in a spray bottle
      • Shake well and spray on skin, avoiding eyes and mucous membranes.
      • Reapply as needed.

 

Bug Fighter Essential Oil

We’ve also gathered a few tips to avoid bugs around the house without having to go through too much hassle!

 

  • Avoid powerful-scented toiletries because mosquitoes tend to be attracted to fruity and flowery aromas!
  • Keep your house clean and crumbless so as to avoid bugs hunting around for food to munch on. They gravitate towards messes and dirt, where they thrive. Keep your food sealed tight and dishes washed and cleaned. Hidden puddles and stagnant water indoors is viewed as a 5-star hotel room by bugs.
  • Garlic powder around the house can also work wonders in keeping mosquitoes away.
  • Keeping your garden well-groomed is always best. Bushes and shrubs should be trimmed away from your walls to keep the bugs from migrating into your house. Stagnant water in bird baths and others can be breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Remember to keep your doors and windows closed! Repair anything that can pose as an entryway for bugs.
  • Always repel ants naturally to avoid toxic ingredients!