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Homemade bug spray with essential oils

Excellent Homemade Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Creating a homemade bug spray with essential oils is an excellent way to make sure you are protected against all the super annoying bugs out there and at the same time using something completely natural.

Most of bug sprays out there contain DEET and other toxins you absolutely do not want in your body. Be also aware that everything you put on your skin ends up in your blood stream and will be transportet around in your body. To use something naural is therefore the best you can do for yourself and your family.

Try this effective and great smelling bug spray.

Blend Recipe: Homemade Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Ingredients
13 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3.5 ounces Distilled Water

Directions
To repel mosquitoes or other irritating insects, blend the above ingredients in a 4 ounce glass spray bottle until well mixed. Spray over exposed skin every time you go outdoors. Shake before each use.

 

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health benefits of lemongrass essential oil

The Surprising Health Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Often used in Asia to flavor culinary dishes and teas, lemongrass offers a number of health benefits. Chinese medicine used lemongrass to relieve physical discomfort and stimulate circulation, particularly when it came to joint and muscle issues. The oil also possesses natural digestive properties that help protect against the odd stomach upset.

The oil supports skin, particularly when it comes to purifying and toning. Additionally, lemongrass increases awareness and reduces negative feelings. The oil’s natural ability to repel insects, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re venturing outdoors. Check out this homemade bug spray with Lemongrass

Application: 1:4 dilution. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused, Dietary Supplement.

Safety Precautions*: For sensitive skin, dilute heavily. Do not use on children 18 months or younger.

Blends well with: Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint.

health benefits of lemongrass essential oil

Here are more health benefits of lemongrass essential oil

Need to get rid of some pesky fleas? Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to your dog’s shampoo.

Do you need a more positive outlook on life? Maybe you have just recently found yourself sporting a negative attitude. If so, place just a single drop of lemongrass essential oil into the palm of one of your hands. Rub your hands together firmly, and then inhale slowly for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Varicose veins are unsightly, and you can’t be blamed for wanting to hide or cover up your legs if you suffer from this condition. Don’t worry, lemongrass can rescue you from this situation as well. Add 2 drops of cypress oil to 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil and combine with 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil. Apply directly to your varicose veins once or twice a day.

Do you have ligament or muscle discomfort? Lemongrass seems to be excellent in helping the body regenerate connective tissue, and helps regulate blood flow. It is also said to be great in supporting the body with head tension. See this study: Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Cymbopogon citratus.

 

*Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. There is a difference of opinion on whether or not Lemongrass has the same photosensitive reactions on the skin. To be safe, avoid sunlight or UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying. Always consult your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, nursing, or under a health practitioner’s care.

 

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