Essential oils are nature’s bug repellents. What a better way to deter bug bites by using the gifts nature has to offer rather than spraying on potentially harmful chemicals. Plants produce essential oils to repel bugs from eating their leaves and flowers. Their biological chemistry contains compounds like terpenes, aldehydes and alcohols which are naturally produced by the plant’s immune system to repel bugs and combat disease. Plants with a higher percentage of these compounds like Eucalyptus Citriodora and Rose Geranium make a pleasant smelling deterrent to mosquitos, ticks and flies. Cost effective and safe for everyday use, Eucalyptus Citriodora when mixed with water in a spray bottle will provide hours of citrusy, bug bite free skin. Fill up a diffuser with these essential oils or spray into the air, around screen doors, or on to clothes to ward off the critters.
To repel bugs use a combination of any of the following organic Veriditas essential oils: Bug Off Repellent Concentrate, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Rose Geranium, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Palmarosa, Tulsi, Mental Clarity, Lavender, Tea Tree, Just Plain Relief, Rosemary, Immunity Boost, Vetiver, Patchouli, May Chang and Citronella.
Classic Bug Spray: 40-70 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of water with a tablespoon of witch hazel. Avoid the eyes, reapply as needed.
article by: Nathan Rose