Use Essential Oils for Pest Control

Essential Oils for Summertime Pest Control

Repel pests (and even sometimes kill them) with substances that are not only harmless to us but are actually healthful to us.

Specific Oils for Specific Insects:

-ANTS
Peppermint / Spearmint

-APHIDS
Cedarwood / Hyssop / Peppermint / Spearmint

-BEETLES
Peppermint / Thyme

-CATERPILLARS
Spearmint / Peppermint

-CHIGGERS
Lavender / Lemongrass / Sage / Thyme

-CUTWORM
Thyme / Sage

-FLEAS
Peppermint / Lemongrass / Spearmint / Lavender

-FLIES
Lavender / Peppermint / Rosemary / Sage

-GNATS
Patchouli / Spearmint
-LICE
Cedarwood / Peppermint / Spearmint

-MOSQUITOES
Lavender / Lemongrass

-MOTHS
Cedarwood / Hyssop / Lavender / Peppermint / Spearmint

-PLANT LICE
Peppermint / Spearmint

-SLUGS
Cedarwood / Hyssop / Pine

-SNAILS
Cedarwood / Pine / Patchouli

-SPIDERS
Peppermint / Spearmint

-TICKS
Lavender / Lemongrass / Sage / Thyme

-WEEVILS
Cedarwood / Patchouli / Sandalwood

Safe Insect Repellants
When you go into the woods and fields, put a little lavender around your ankles, wrists, and waist-band and you won’t have to worry about chiggers or ticks (or Lyme Disease of Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever). Lemongrass, sage or thyme would work, too, but might irritate your skin so put it on your pant cuffs and shirt sleeves.

As for your pets, you can put oils such as Purification, around their necks and backs, but watch to keep oils from around their eyes.

Essential Oil Flea Collar

1 t grain alcohol
1 drop Cederwood
3 drops Purification
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Citronella
1 drop Thyme
1 drop Oregano

Mix oil and alcohol in small glass measuring cup. Using a cotton flea collar (www.onlynaturalpets.com – Westminster Pet Organic Cotton Dog Collars) let it soak until it has absorbed all oil. (A home braided collar made by braiding 3 strips of 1″wide pure cotton or flannellette strips 18″ long together tightly and then braided together with 2 or 3 other tightly braided strands is also a good substitute.)

Let collar dry thoroughly before applying it to cat.

Lasts about one month.

NOTE: All oils are safe for topical application if diluted 1/10 with V6 oil.and tipped on the ears.

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