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Can you use essential oils to repel insects?

Can you use essential oils to repel insects?

Can you use essential oils to repel insects?  You can!  I made the switch last summer during the heart of Mosquito season and it worked really well for us all summer long.   There are a variety of oils to use based on which insect you want to repel.

Can you use essential oils to repel insects?

Ants:  Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Orange

Aphids:  Peppermint

Beetles:  Peppermint, Thyme

Chiggers:   Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Cockroaches:  Cypress

Cutworm:  Thyme

Fleas:   Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint

Gnats:   Clove, Eucalyptus, Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melaleuca, Peppermint, Orange

Mosquitoes:   Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Basil, Geranium, Melaleuca, Peppermint, Thyme, Orange

Moths:   Clove, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint

Plant Lice:   Peppermint

Spiders:   Peppermint

Ticks:  Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Black Widow:  Oregano

I hope this helps you this summer! It is our go-to for all-natural insect repellant.

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4 Comments

  1. Love this article! I am just starting to learn more about Essential Oils and I had no idea you could use them to repel insects! This is going to be a very useful tip for all our family camping trips this summer! Thanks so much! Love your site!

  2. I didn’t know you could use essential oils to keep away insects. Thanks for the useful information!

  3. I didn’t realize there were so many great uses for essential oils. This is awesome! Thank you for all the info!

  4. I really like your site on Essential oils and learning about different things it helps like repelling insects.

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