Essential Oils for protection from insects

OILS THAT DETER CRAWLING INSECTS: peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, thyme, geranium

*     FOR BEE STINGS: a cold compress with Roman chamomile

*     FOR WASPS STINGS: cider or wine vinegar and lavender and Roman chamomile

*     FOR SPIDER BITE: 1 teaspoon alcohol, 3 drops lavender and 2 drops Roman chamomile

*     HERBS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES: cedarwood, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, thyme, rosemary, geranium, lemongrass, peppermint, basic, cinnamon. Combine 7-10 drops of one of the essential oils from the above list with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Dab on the skin or clothing.

*     FOR ITCHY BITES: The Sierra Club of Canada suggests coriander or Purification Oil for itchy mosquito bites.

 Source = the Essential lifestyle Magazine Vol.3 No.3.