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Essential Oils for a Bug-Free Summer

Essential Oils for a Bug-Free Summer

Summer is finally here, with all its bright and sunny days. However, the bugs that come along with it can be overwhelming. Fortunately, nature has provided natural solutions to keep these pesky bugs away. Essential oils are some of the best bug-repelling solutions out there.

Here are some of the most effective essential oils to help you enjoy a bug-free summer!

Lavender Oil

Almost everyone enjoys the calming aroma of lavender. It is a popular essential oil known for its ability to soothe and repel insects naturally. Mosquitoes, ticks, and moths are not fond of the scent of lavender. Applying a few drops on your skin or clothes can help keep these pesky bugs at bay while leaving you with a pleasant fragrance.

Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil, also called citronella, is well-known for repelling insects. Its strong citrus scent is disliked by many bugs, which makes it a popular choice for outdoor bug protection. Additionally, the oil has a refreshing and uplifting aroma.

Peppermint Oil

If you dislike bugs but enjoy a refreshing scent, consider using peppermint oil this summer. Its strong minty fragrance is known to repel different bugs like ants, spiders, and mosquitoes. If you have insect bites, you can also use a small amount of peppermint oil to help alleviate the itching.

Eucalyptus Oil

Here’s an oil that ticks all the boxes – it repels bugs, promotes a sense of alertness, and has a pleasingly clean, fresh aroma. Eucalyptus oil is highly effective in warding off mosquitoes and ticks. Some studies have even suggested it might be as effective as DEET, a common chemical ingredient in many insect repellents.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is another great option to consider. While it’s well known for its antiseptic properties, it also works as an insect repellent. Its strong scent can deter a wide range of insects.

Of course, everyone’s body chemistry is unique, so what works best for one person might not work as effectively for another. Feel free to experiment with these oils and find the ones that work best for you. Just be sure to dilute them properly before applying them directly to the skin, and as always, seek professional advice if you’re pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition.

At Dande Lion Herb Shop, we carry dōTERRA and NOW essential oils, blends, and single oils. We can show you how to diffuse essential oils or apply them to the skin for protection against bug bites this summer.

Contact us at (410)768-8144 to speak with a knowledgeable staff member about your essential oil options and enjoy a bug-free summer!

Essential Oils You Need This Holiday Season

Essential Oils You Need This Holiday Season

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How Does Aromatherapy Work?

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

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