Monday, July 15, 2019

Insect Repellent

Young Living now has an Insect Repellent (item 20701) but you can easily make your own with essential oils you probably have on hand.  Here are a few suggestions from the Essential Oils Desk Reference:

Using Essential Oils as Insect Repellent
Mosquito repellent: Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemongrass
Moth repellent: Patchouli
Horse-fly repellent: Idaho tansy floral water
Aphids repellent: Mix 10 drops Spearmint and 15 drops Orange essential oils in 1 quarts salt water, shake well and spray on plants.
Cockroach repellent: Mix 10 drops Peppermint and 5 drops Cypress in 1/2 cup salt water. Shake well and spray where roaches live.
Silverfish repellent: Eucalyptus Radiata, Citriadora

Single Oils
Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Lime, Lavendar, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Geranium, Idaho Tansy, Rosemary, Patchouli, Citronella, Lemongrass, Thyme

Purification, Thieves, Melrose

Insect Repellent Blend
6 drops Peppermint
6 drops Tea Tree
9 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
Dilute 20-80, apply to exposed skin as needed. 

Let me know if you have other recipes!
Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
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Cary, NC 27511
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