Monday, June 26, 2017

Don't Let Bugs Bug YOU

Hate those pesky summer bugs? Don't let them bug YOU.  

I use a Natural Insect Repellent. I keep it with me almost all the time. 
But Essential Oils are also a great approach to keeping creepy crawlers off of us. And, they do smell so very nice! 

If you want to add essential oils to your anti-bug strategy, here's what to do!

Grab a lint roller and the essential oils listed below. 
The lint roller should be the kind with adhesive layers. Take it with you when you go outside.  Roll it on your clothing every once in a while. You will be surprised to see what you pick up in very short amounts of time. 
You can spray essential oils on your clothing and rub it into your skin to help to keep away the ticks, mosquitoes, and black flies while you are outside.  
Here are 5 essential oils that repel bugs.
1. Lavender – This smells sweet to us but bugs absolutely hate it. It works on mosquitoes, flies and other insects.  
2. Melaleuca Oil - A classic defense against bugs! 
3. Eucalyptus – According to the Journal of Medical Entomology, Eucalyptus extract can reduce tick bites and infections. 
4. Lemon – This essential oil can work against fleas and other bugs. Dilute it slightly and spray it on your clothing and skin.  
5.  Lemongrass – This essential oil comes from tropical lemongrass and has a citrusy sent. It is a natural flea and tick repellent and can be sprayed directly on the skin.  

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