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Insect Repellent Essential Oils Quick-Guide

Living in a state that has lots for open natural places, one of the things that we have to get use to is being around insects, reptiles and animals. With the latter, they might be our own, our neighbors or just wild animals.


Depending on which area of the state that you live in, will determine which critters that you have to deal with. If you hike or walk your animal, they might pick up some unwanted passengers, if you have any open spaces in your house (windows, doggie doors, vents, drains, etc) then they can find their way into your house.

To combat this issue, there are a lot of toxic chemicals on the market, some of which are very dangerous to pets, children and yourselves if directions are not followed exactly. We believe that using dangerous chemicals is really not a great idea and that using Young Living Essential Oils is better (and safer)) way to ward off these little tiny invaders safely.

In our house, I use Lemongrass and Purification all around the house. around the doorways, in the corners of the closets, and near the cat litter boxes. For "Scorpions", I personally prefer using the oil around entrances and in the bathroom vanities where scorpions can enter undetected.

Special Note: Although Pepermint is good in high temperatures, it is a hot oil that can burn our beloved furkids paws and nasal passages. I would not use more than two (2) drops of any "HOT" oil around the animals unless it is in a large open room.

The following essential oils has been suggested and can be used in a diffuser, put on cotton balls, or cedar chips (for use in closets and drawers) for more specific insects:

Mosquito-Repellent Cockroach Repellent Silverfish Repellent
Palo Santo
Idaho Tansy
See mixture below
Eucalyptus Radiata
Cockroach Repellent

Mix 10 drops Peppermint and 5 drops Cypress in 1/2 cup salt water. Shake well and spray where roaches live

Insect Repellent Blend #1

9 drops of Idaho Tansy or Palo Santo, 6 drops of Peppermint, 6 drops of Citronella
Insect Repellent Blend #2

6 drops Idaho Tansy, 6 Drops Palo Santo, Mix together and use undiluted or diluted with a little water
Ed & Steven Geiger's Bug Spray

1 gallon distilled water, 1 ounce organic catnip made into a tea, strained and cooled, 1 teaspoon Bath Gel Base, 40 drops Purification, 40 drops Idaho Tansy or Palo Santo, 40 drops DiGize, 20 drops Rosemary, 8 drops Peppermint, Optional: Add Lemongrass and/or Oregano
Cherie Ross's Formula for Flea, Tick, and Insect Repellent

1 gallon distilled or pure water, 4 heaping tablespoons organic dried catnip, 2 1/2 tablespoons organic Neem Oil, 2 teaspoons Thieves Household Cleaner or Bath Gel Base, 80 drops Purification, 80 drops Lemongrass, 40 drops Idaho Tansy, 40 drops Palo Santo

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None of these statements or products are intended to provide medical information and do not claim to cure or treat any disease. Always speak to your doctor about health concerns.

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Any statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Special Note:

Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug testing company or employer.