Don’t Bug Me
This is another blend that may help you avoid bug bites and since it’s summer, I wanted to include it as I have found that it works for me.
- Rose Geranium – 4 drops
- Lavender – 4 drops
- Eucalyptus citriodora – 2 drops
Blend the essential oils together in the specified amounts and add to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Put the mixture in a bottle and shake well: this will produce a scented vegetable oil that you can rub on your arms, neck, and other exposed areas.
I also like to make a spray-on for deterring insects. Add 70 drops of this blend to 4 ounces of distilled water plus 2 drops of Turkey red oil (as a dispersant). Shake well before each use and spray lightly on exposed skin, avoiding eyes and sensitive or damaged skin areas. I spray this directly on many articles of clothing, such as denim, twill and other cotton clothing but spray lightly and do not apply to silk or other fine fabrics which could be damaged. We carry spray bottles that are non-reactive to essential oils.