Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY Bug Spray

Got a bug problem? Essential oils to the rescue for a natural and effective solution! 

My favorite essential oil for bugs is the TerraShield Repellent Blend. You can apply the oil blend topically to the areas on your body you want to protect. The repellent blend is a very affordable alternative to toxic store bought bug sprays  and a little bit goes a very long way.

DIY Bug Spray and Insect Repellent Blend:

20 drops TerraShield Repellent Blend
15 drops Lemongrass
15 drops Lavender

Add essential oils to a 15 ml glass spray bottle and top off with water or Fractionated Coconut Oil. Gently shake before use and spray on skin before going outdoors.

Already been bit?

Try using Melaleuca, Lavender and/or Cleansing Blend to clear up those bites. I make a blend of Melaleuca, Lavender and Cleansing Blend essential oils. I put 30 drops of Melaleuca, 15 drops Lavender and 10 drops of Cleansing Blend in a 5ml bottle and then fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Dab the blend on bites and the itching will instantly go away!