I love spring and summer...but not the bugs so much! This natural insect repellent is wonderful!! It smells so much better than commercial repellents and is synthetic free! Remember, this is exactly what these oils do in nature for the plants they are derived from....ward off predators! dōTERRA offers Terrashield in a spray, but I find I need a little extra protection from those pesky bugs! In a 2 oz glass spray bottle combine; 10 drops Lavender (naturally repels moths, fleas, flies &
Prevention of wasps and yellow jackets. Slice a fresh cucumber into thin slices and arrange them in a single layer on an aluminum pie plate. The cucumber must be fresh – the pan must be aluminum. The cucumber reacts with the aluminum and gives off a chemical reaction/scent that is undetectable to humans but drives wasps and yellow-jackets away and makes them flee the area.
DIY Bug Spray and Insect Repellent Blend: 20 drops TerraShield 15 drops Lemongrass 15 drops Lavender Add essential oil and top off with water or Fractionated Coconut Oil in a 15ml Spray bottle. Gently shake before use and spray on skin before going outdoors. Other great bug-repelling oils: Citronella, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, Sandalwood.
SQUASH BUG is the one pest that overwhelms my garden every year, attacking my squash, pumpkins & cukes. I was delighted to find that WOOD ASH from my fireplace repels them - sprinkle ash, they hate to crawl across it to get onto plants. More help *plant companion plants they dislike under squash *put a board under the plant, they'll hide under there, pick them off in the morning & drown in soapy water * spray soapy water on them to murder them * use tape wrapped around your finger to remove