Bug-a-boo Blend - Aromatherapy Recipe - Bugs
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Blend Recipe: “Bug-a-Boo” Lavender

Aromatherapy Recipe – Bugs

“Bug-a-Boo” Lavender (for adults)

I use this essential oil recipe instead of commercial preparations to repel insects when I’m working in my garden near Asheville, NC. I find it helps keep mosquitos away. You should be aware that essential oils are not effective in repelling all types of insects, and do not work for every person. So, if you are in areas where transmission of disease through bug bites is an issue, it is advisable to use stronger protective measures than this aromatherapy recipe – bugs.

Ingredients

 

Instructions

Use a pipette to blend the essential oils together, and mix with one ounce of vegetable oil. Shake well, and apply to arms, back of neck, feet and other exposed areas of skin. Do not apply to face.

About Joie Power, Ph.D.

Dr. Power is a retired neuropsychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She was an Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia before entering private practice and has over 20 years of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is both a student and practitioner of alternative healing methods, including herbal studies, aromatherapy, and Chinese Medicine. Her training in the olfactory and limbic systems of the brain gives her a unique qualification for understanding the actions of essential oils and she is an internationally known writer and teacher in the field of aromatherapy. Her approach to aromatherapy weaves together her solid scientific training and strong clinical skills with a holistic philosophy that honors body, mind and spirit.

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