Monday, October 29, 2012

Insect repellants and bite help

Insect repellant

Much safer than anything you buy from stores, this is as effective as anything commercially prepared at keeping those pesky insects away.

1 part Bay leaves
1 part Pennyroyal
1 part Rosemary
1 part Eucalyptus

Add enough oil to cover the herbs, plus an inch or two.
Prepare using any of the methods above.
Add a few drops of essential oils of pennyroyal and/or eucalyptus to strengthen the scent.


~ Soothe Insect Bites ~

Juniper - 2 drops
Basil - 2 drops
Lime - 1 drops
Sesame oil- 5 ml

Blend essential oils in carrier oil.
Shake well and apply a small amount to the bites every few hours.


~ On-the-Bug-Bite Blend ~

Roman Chamomile − 2 drops
Eucalyptus 3 drops
Lavender − 3 drops
Peppermint − 1 drop

Blend well, then add to 1 ounce cider vinegar.

Apply or dab on with a cotton ball to the insect bite area. Can be used
several times a day as needed


Mosquito repellant

Bergamot oil is said to be a natural mosquito repellent.

2 drops Bergamot oil

Place  on a cotton ball and put it in a pocket or use the oil in an aromatherapy lamp.

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