June 23, 2014

Why Essential Oil Bug Repellent?

One of the very first things I did when I got my Young Living Premium Starter Kit was to make an essential oil bug repellent. It is summertime and the bugs are out!

I don’t really like the toxic smelling bug sprays you can buy at the store, so I made an essential oil bug spray. My cats also had fleas at the time (outside cats), so it actually did double duty. That first spray bottle is long gone, and since then, I found an even better version of it that I want to share with all of you. By the way, this version has oils that are all in that starter kit, too!

So, why essential oil bug repellent?

For me, the big reason is that it doesn’t contain harsh chemical ingredients that I don’t want to spray on my skin or breathe in. I know what is in it. I made it, so I am comfortable knowing what I am putting on is safe for me to use. I also like that I can use it and not worry if some of the mist from it gets on my clothing, floor, furniture, etc.

The essential oil bug spray also smells good! Who wouldn’t like that?

I have the essential oils, and a spray bottle is cheap or free if you have one already. So, it is actually quite cheap to make, too. This is another big plus, right?

For me, it just makes sense. What do you think? Have you tried an essential oil bug repellent before? Interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils? Let me know!

*Note: Essential oils are amazing! However, it is not intended to replace existing medications, treatment or advice. Information obtained about them should be used with medical care. If it helps you too, that is fantastic! Use of any information from the content of this site is at your own risk. If you are unsure of something, do further research! If you are allergic to it, obviously do not use it!


Imogen said...

Really interesting post, I learned a lot.

Ann said...

I should try this one out soon!

Selene said...

I'll definitely try this one out next time I need bug spray! Thanks for the advice.