Sunday, 14 February 2016

How Essential Oils Can Help in Treating Winter Bugs?

Winter months usually see an upswing in the number of some particular bug species like scale insects and lady bugs that can be a big nuisance for homeowners. In fact, some of the winter bugs usually lead to many skin diseases and allergies. In order to get rid of the bugs, most people prefer to purchase chemical bug sprays that are harmful for us as well as to the environment. That is why we suggest people to go for natural and environment friendly bug repellent remedies. 

In this blog, we are going to suggest some environment friendly bug repellants, made from natural essential oils. These natural bug repellants are economical and also give effective results. 

Make Anti-Bacterial Spray with Ravensara Essential Oil
Add 30 to 40 drops of tea tree or Ravensara essential oil in a 150 ml spray bottle. You can spray this mixture on foot stools, work surfaces, couches and anything that you want to keep hygienic. This is an effective spray that keeps many diseases, allergic agents and most importantly the winter bugs away. 

Use Basil to Keep Bugs away
Add 2 to 3 drops of Basil Essential Oil in a homemade bug repellent spray to keep your surroundings microbe free. Basil has antiviral, antiseptic and expectorant qualities that keep the environment infection and allergy free. 

Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil to keep Winter Bugs at Bay
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a must have to fight winter bugs. It is a well-known fact that eucalyptus is antibacterial, antiseptic and decongestant in nature. Hence, overall protection of your home is guaranteed. This oil is also febrifuge, which means it can help in reducing fever as well.       

A Homemade Essential Oil Winter Blend is a good Idea
Mix 6 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 5 drops of Rosemary, 3 drops of Pine, 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Lemon Oil. Blend all these oils and diffuse in the entire home. You can also use this blend in your water bath or manually apply it on the skin to steer clear of winter bugs. 

Use Distilled Formula of Cistus Essential Oil  
Cistus Essential Oil extracted from gum has antibacterial and skin regenerative properties. This is one of the most trusted formulas to repel winter bugs. We also suggest you to diffuse cistus respiratory blend formula in the entire house that includes 10 drops of cistus, 5 drops of clove oil and 5 drops of Ravensera oil.     

Chemical bug repellants are harmful to the environment and they should not be kept in the house, if you have young kids. Natural bug repellants made using essential oils are a sure and safe way to keep your house away from bugs during the winter season.      

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