You can make your own safe, well researched, essential oil-infused, natural insect repellent that works! We’re helping you to kick the harsh and toxic ingredients out of your Spring, and out of your life!
Did you know that just because “citronella” is written in bold on the packaging of an insect repellent, candle, etc., it may still contain one of the synthetic pyrethroids.
Check the label…
Ever wonder why your lungs feel so heavy around a burning mosquito coil or tiki torch fuel?
A study of mosquito coils sold in the U.S. found that some mosquito coils contain octachlorodipropyl ether (s-2) that, during the smouldering of the coils, produces an extremely potent lung carcinogen as a byproduct called (bis(chloromethyl)ether – or “BCME”). Fortunately, s-2 is banned in many countries.
To DEET or NOT to DEET?
Did you ever stop to think that what’s in your ‘bug spray’ could have a negative impact on your health? DEET, developed in the U.S. for the army during the second World War, was originally tested as a pesticide on farmland, and has significant drawbacks. It is a known neurotoxin (destructive to nerve and brain cells) and can cause headaches, dizziness, memory loss, agitation, disorientation, shortness of breath, tremors, seizures, and worse.
Unbelievably, DEET is the most widely used insect repellent in the world, still to be found in nearly 200 brands of bug repellents – even though the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. requires several warnings on products that contain it.
Pure essential oils on the other hand, made in nature, and compatible with the cells of our body, may be used to make your own safe, effective, natural insect repellent, that is actually beneficial to your body – cleansing, purifying, healing, and energizing.
ESSENTIAL OIL BUG REPELLENT (for ages 18 months to adult) :
Recipe for a 4 oz. or larger glass spray bottle with a pump or trigger sprayer:
– 2 oz. distilled water (boiled & cooled)
– 2 oz. unscented Witch Hazel (Thayer’s brand plain unscented with Aloe)
– optional: 1/4 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerine (moisturizing and helps oils & water mix)
Add the following Young Living 100.00% therapeutic grade essential oils:
- 10 drops Purification blend and/or Lemongrass EO
- 5 drops Lavender EO
- 5 drops Citronella or Lemon EO
- 5 drops Peppermint EO
- 5 drops Rosemary EO and/or Thieves blend (or Exodus 2 blend, or Christmas Spirit blend)
Optional oils to add if you have on hand – add 3 drops of any or each of the following Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils:
- Cedarwood EO
- Geranium EO (effective at deterring ticks)
- Eucalyptus, or R.C. blend (contains 3 varieties of eucalyptus)
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) EO
- Patchouli EO
Shake well before each use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Mist as needed on exposed skin, clothing, hair, socks and shoes.
Recipe for a 2-ounce glass pump spray bottle:
~ 1 ounce unscented Witch Hazel (Thayer’s brand plain unscented with Aloe)
~ 1 ounce pure distilled water (or clean water boiled and cooled)
~ 2 drops pure vegetable glycerine
~ Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils:
5 drops Purification blend
5 drops Lemongrass
3 drops Citronella
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Peppermint
3 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
3 drops Thieves (or Exodus 2 blend, or Christmas Spirit blend)
2 drops Eucalyptus (or R.C. blend)
2 drops Geranium
1 drop Patchouli
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