The best way to support yourself from bug bites or stings is to prevent them from happening!
The following Essential Oils are known as bug repellents:
Even though we try to prevent bites, there are times when the bugs get the better of us. If that happens, consider applying the following Essential Oils topically to areas of concern:
• Cleansing Blend
• Outdoor Blend
The OUTDOOR BLEND contains powerful Essential Oils and other plant oils known to provide outdoor protection in a natural, safe way. This newly updated formula contains a select blend of Essential Oils including Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae, Nootka, and Vanilla Bean Absolute – all of which possess specific chemical compounds known to protect against environmental annoyances. The addition of Tamanu oil provides added support.
The OUTDOOR BLEND is a powerful yet safe formula that can be used by every member of the family, outdoors and throughout the home. The OUTDOOR BLEND pulls double duty. It is great to repel, but if it is too late for that, it is also great to apply to affected areas.
How else can you use Essential Oils for bug bites? Here’s a great recipe for a versatile salve to have on hand:
BUG RELIEF SALVE RECIPE
• 2 oz. Beeswax
• 4 oz. Shea Butter
• 1 c. Dried Calendula
• 10 Drops Melaleuca
• 5 Drops Lavender
• 5 Drops Peppermint
Bring a pot of water to a boil, and add beeswax and Shea butter in a bowl that can be placed on top of the pot of boiling water. Stir to melt and combine. In a food processor, stir the dried calendula flowers until they are close to a powder consistency. Infuse the beeswax and Shea butter by taking off heat, add flower powder, and let it sit, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture, stir in Essential Oils, and allow the mixture to set in an airtight container for storage.
NOTE: Did you know that you can take an entire Class on the subject of ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BUGS AND PESTS? Ask for details if interested.
QUESTION – WHAT KINDS OF BUGS OR PESTS BOTHER YOU THE MOST?