What Are Your Favorite Scents And Combinations?

I like the Spring, Summer and Fall and I like mountaineering within the woods with my German Shepherd. But what I do not love are the mosquitoes, different bugs and ticks and I particularly don’t like mosquito and tick preventative poison.

Most insect repellents on the market are loaded with poisonous chemical substances, together with the pesticide DEET, which is so toxic that even the Environmental Protection Agency says you need to wash it off your pores and skin if you return indoors, keep away from respiratory it in and never spray it instantly in your face. Think about it-if this chemical can kill mosquitoes, it may possibly seemingly do some hurt to different life varieties too. – Dr. Mercola

Years in the past we went to an out of doors BBQ deep into the woods. The second we stepped out of the automobile, there have been sworms of bat sized mosquitoes, I couldn’t imagine my eyes. I had my selfmade lotion in my purse, which I do not go anyplace with out, made with important oils. We slathered that on and continued into the celebration. Throughout the celebration everybody was swatting at mosquitoes and low and behold we did not have even one land on us. I used to be a real believer from that second that important oils are the simplest and healthiest repellent accessible. Since utilizing this selfmade bug and tick repellent, Tucker has not had 1 single bug, tick or mosquito on him.

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What is in Animal Scents RepelAroma Essential Oil?

1/32 Tamiya Mosquito “Good luck up there”Carrier Oil – Coconut Oil and Glycerin (Caprylic/capric triglyceride)
Citronella Essential Oil (Syzygium aromaticum) was used historically to stop meals spoilage. Use it round the home and barn and produce in your tenting journey. Popularly used as a deterrent.
Idaho Tansy Essential Oil (Tanacetum vulgare) has been used historically for supporting the digestive system*. Listed in E. Joseph Montagna’s The Herbal Desk Reference on natural formulation, tansy could assist wholesome pores and skin.
Palo Santo Essential Oil (Bursera graveolens) is a really non secular important oil. In the frankincense fmaily, palo santo is called a non secular oil and known as holy wooden. Used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the spirit from unfavourable energies.
Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oil (Tea Tree Oil) for its means to assist wholesome pores and skin* and is cleaning.

There are many important oils, recognized for being wonderful pure insect repellents. Here are simply a few of them: Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Lemon Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Peppermint, Basil, Rose Geranium, Cinnamon Oil, Thyme, Lemon, Orange, Pine.

NOTE: Keep in thoughts that with EO’s – high quality issues. As a naturopath, I solely advocate utilizing Young Living oils. The cheaper EO’s (amazon and plenty of retailer purchased oils) usually usually are not even plant oils, however chemical substances made to odor much like plant oils. Placing these chemical substances in your pet, diffusing (respiratory) or in the event that they ingest them, will be very harmful. With Young Living oils, they’re therapeutic.

Many of those completely different important oils work particularly properly for particular pests, in line with the analysis. (Source) Here are a few of the extra well-known pests and important oils that work as repellents for them:

Mosquitos – citronella, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, catnip, basil, clove, thyme, lemongrass, geranium, lavender
Fleas – cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, lemongrass, lavender, orange, pine,
Ticks – rose geranium, juniper, rosewood, thyme, grapefruit, oregano

How to Make Homemade Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray

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Easy Homemade Mosquito, Bug and Tick Repellent for You and Your Dog

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Author: Melissa Malinowski, ND
Serves: Four ounces


  • 2 ounces of distilled water
  • 1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka
  • 10-20 drops complete of important oils, I normally mix 3-Four completely different oils collectively.
  • Be certain to incorporate lemon eucalyptus oil, it has been proven to have the identical impact as DEET.
  • Spray bottle. I like this Four ounce glass bottle.
  • Optional – one small squirt of castile cleaning soap to assist distribute the oil higher (about ¼ teaspoon)
  • OR merely simply use RepelAroma from YL


  1. Fill spray bottle with water.
  2. Add witch hazel or vodka to fill virtually to the highest, go away a niche to have the ability to shake completely.
  3. Add 10-20 drops of important oils to the bottle. The extra oils you employ, the stronger the spray will probably be
  4. Place sprayer high on bottle and gently shake.
  5. Spray on pores and skin and garments for you and head to tail on your canine, keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.
  6. Note: This can double for a physique spray and a room spray.
  7. You may also make a lotion. Use the important oils and add to a lotion. This is my FAVORITE one

  1. OR merely simply use RepelAroma from YL
  2. Apply 2-Four drops to your fingers and pet onto your animal’s coat.*

10. Add to a 1 oz. spray bottle and spritz generously in your animal’s coat or pores and skin.*

  1. *Carefully apply in line with the dimensions and species of animal.
  2. . General rule: Dilute extra for smaller species.


Have you been profitable with selfmade bug sprays, oils or lotions? What are your favourite scents and combos?

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