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2 Essential Oils to Keep the Bugs Away

July 25 2017

Try these two essential oils to keep bugs away.

 Mosquitoes, gnats, flies, bees, and wasps are an ever-present nuisance for many people. Not only are these insects annoying, but they can cause pain and allergic reactions if they bite. 

One natural way to keep these bugs away is to use lemongrass essential oil. Citrus is a scent that these insects don't like, and it can help to keep them away. A person can also employ the use of peppermint essential oil to keep pests away.

Simply find an opaque spray bottle and add one-half cup of water and 20 drops of the lemongrass or peppermint oil. Stir to mix, and then spritz over any exposed skin. It can also be sprayed on clothes as well as on windowsills. 

Check out iHerb’s selection of over 300 essential oils.

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