Aromatherapy for repel insects.

by Kris
(Union, Oregon, USA)

Does diffusing oils help repel insects or other pests?

I just moved into an older manufactured home that has been vacant for a while and I am finding a few different kinds of insects. I thought I remembered reading somewhere that oils may help.

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Sep 07, 2009
Suggesting aromatherapy for repel insects
by: Liani Widjaja

Hi Kris,

Because the insects don't come in direct contact with the essential oils, so the best essential oils can do is to repel them.

Several essential oils can help to keep them off away from you or the areas you want them to be gone from.

Here are some essential oils have worked for repellents.

  • Peppermint for mice and ants

  • Pennyroyal for spiders and crawly things

  • Citronella for some other flying things

You can use this blends for repellent some area.

  • 1/2 teaspoon Eucalyptus globulus

  • 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint

  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon

  • 1 teaspoon Emulsifier

  • 4oz vinegar or distilled water

Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake, let sit for a while and then spray where needed.

You can also put any of the above listed single oils on a cotton ball and place the cotton balls in the areas where you know they are or might be coming in at.

Another options is use Mint Scented Aroma beads or Mint Fiber Bits to place in areas where the crawling pests are located. The essential oils in these products last longer than on cotton balls.

No matter what you use, be sure to keep your pets or children away from essential oils as you don't want them to accidentally ingest or play with these items.

Liani Widjaja

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