Lemongrass – its light, fresh citrus power not only forms an acerbic bug barrier, but creates a natural stimulating mood lifter and calming agent. It brings balance to the mind and promotes mental clarity.
Citronella – this multi-functional scent not only safely and gently repels insects and keeps them clear of the area but helps relax the mind reducing stress triggers in the nervous system.
Peppermint – zesty and fresh, peppermint is not only the perfect mood lifter but its powerful smell is a natural insect deterrent. On humans, its unique aroma eases stress and works on your olfactory system to ease exhaustion and irritability.
Tea Tree –indigenous Australians have used the oil from the tea-tree plant in their natural medications for centuries. Its potent properties can assist in the relief of sorrow and anxiety, reduce fatigue and increase confidence by stimulating the mind’s processes. Not only does it carry these health and well-being properties for humans but it is absolutely toxic for insects and bugs. A perfect essential oil combining to make this, the ideal repellent blend.
Catnip – widely known to relax the feline…this distinct plant has sedative properties even on the human, enhancing your mood and relieving stress and anxiety. Belonging to the mint family of herbs, this distinct scent has been researched to be 10 times more effective than the active ingredient in most commercial insect repellents.
Cedarwood – used by the ancient Egyptians, the warm woody aroma works to decrease irritability and calm nerves to prepare you for relaxation. This deep, earthy scent is an effective repellent for ants, fleas and ticks.
The Good Stuff:
Nepeta Cataria (Catnip essential oil)
Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood essential oil)
Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass essential oil)
Cymbopogon Winterianus Jowitt (Citronella essential oil)
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint essential oil)
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree essential oil)
There are endless ways to get the most out of your Essential Oil Blends.
- For use with an Essential Oil Diffuser 4-5 drops p/120ml.
- Add 6-8 drops to your bath for a relaxing effect.
- Add a few drops to your favourite carrier oil.
- Tip a few drops onto a hanky for anytime smelling.