Are You Ready For This?!
As much as I LOVE that the warmer weather is FINALLY nearing. I definitely am not looking forward to the sound of a mosquito dive bombing my ear only to find it feasting on my neck.
Last summer we spent A LOT of time at my sister and her fiance’s cottage which is set back in a beautiful forest, surrounded by towering trees. Though this cabin in the woods is one of my very favourite happy places, it definitely doesn’t lack blood sucking hellions, especially from May to July.
Last year we decided to try an all natural approach to bug spray because I just couldn’t come to terms with spraying chemical ladden junk all over my body.
So, I ordered up some Terrashield, which is doTERRA’s bug repellent blend, got myself a spray bottle (10 ounces) and gave it aAll I did was add 30 drops of this essential oil blend to the bottle and then filled the rest with water. Making sure to shake the bottle before each spray.
NO BUGS!!!! It was amazing….this was the only bug repellent we used ALL summer long. You can imagine how thick the bugs would be in the forest….well not too thick for this stuff. It worked like a charm!
If I needed it to be a bit more potent, I would simple put 2-3 drops in my hand, mix it was a little bit of unscented lotion and rub that directly on my skin.
I also, would take one drop of the essential oil and rub it directly in my hair.
Terrashield Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Ylang Ylang, Tamanu Seed Oil, Nootka Wood Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Catnip Oil, Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, Litsea Fruit Oil, Vanilla Bean Extract, Arborvitae Wood Oil.
This blend is safe for the whole family (1) and can be used topically on the skin, in a diffuser or be sprayed around doors and windows. Give it a go!! Tried and tested, you won’t be disappointed.
For more information about essential oils click here.