It's spring here in Florida and summer will be here before we know it. That means all the bugs will be out, especially mosquitos. Let's take a minute and talk OILS & INSECTS.
If you see these, use this:
Ants – peppermint or spearmint
Aphids – cedarwood, peppermint, spearmint
Beetles – peppermint or thyme
Caterpillars – spearmint or peppermint
Chiggers – lavender, lemongrass, sage, thyme
Fleas – peppermint, lemongrass, spearmint, lavender
Flies – peppermint, lavender, rosemary, sage
Gnats – patchouli or spearmint
Lice – cedarwood, peppermint, spearmint
Mosquitoes – lavender, lemongrass, arborvitae
Moths –cedarwood, lavender, peppermint, spearmint
Plant Lice – peppermint or spearmint
Slugs – cedarwood
Spiders – peppermint or spearmint
Ticks – lavender, lemongrass, sage or thyme
Weevils – cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood
To make a spray, add a splash of witch hazel to your container, add your essential oils, then top with water. Shake & spray where needed. Be careful spraying around the face.
Approx drops range: (total drops essential oil to add)
4oz bottle: 20-30
6oz bottle: 30-45
8oz bottle: 40-60
Young Living also has an Insect Repellent and just launched some awesome wipes.
Keep in mind that some oils are photosensitive.
And if you use oils in the garden, it's best to spray photosensitive oils on the stems, and not so much on the leaves to avoid dark spots. - 7 hours ago