Do you enjoy the time spent in nature, hiking, or having a picnic, or simply reading in your garden?
The essential oil reduces the risk of ticks hopping onto you while you are outside, as it deters them, as well as black flies and mosquitos. This is a much healthier alternative than the commercial repellents which are loaded with chemicals.
Lemongrass – Lemongrass oil comes from the tropical lemongrass plant known as Cymbopogon citrates. It has a bright citrus scent and works as a natural flea and tick repellent. It can be sprayed directly on the skin to help ward off bugs.
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus oil can be used alone or in combination with citronella oil for an all-purpose bug deterrent. A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that eucalyptus extract has the ability to reduce tick bites and infections.
Lemon – Lemon essential oil contains a compound known as limolene. This compound is considered to be especially effective against fleas and other bugs. Use it in a diluted form before spraying it onto your clothes or skin.
Lavender – Lavender essential oils is a sweet-smelling tick deterrent. You’ll love the smell, but bugs will hate it! It can help deter mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects.
Pennyroyal – Pennyroyal is a member of the mint family. This essential oil is toxic to insects and which makes it an effective natural insect repellent!
The following video will explain how to use tea tree, lemongrass, and citronella essential oils as natural bug sprays: