Stop Bugging Me!

pexels-photo-169357.jpegThe mosquito makes me itchy just looking at his angry little self…. Bugs are a big issue on the farm.  Flying bugs, swarming bugs, biting bugs, stinging bugs… you get the point.  We do not use chemicals to treat anything on the farm.  That includes typical bug sprays.  For the last several years, we used just straight peppermint oil.  It worked okay- at least for 20 minutes or so.  But, we are outside for a lot more than 20 minutes every day.  Applying drops of peppermint oil continuously didn’t seem economical or efficient use of my time.  Had to be a better way without using DEET or some synthetic product. Bugs are everywhere. Protect yourself the safe and non toxic way!

Then I found Young Living’s Insect Repellent.  This stuff is AMAZING.  It is 100% plant based derived, 🌱 vegan, surpasses organic standards and its safe to be used on children! It smells so good!!!  Here is what’s in it: Sesame Oil, Citronella Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Thyme Essential Oil, Spearmint Essential Oil, Clove Essential Oil and Vitamin E.  Its hypoallergenic too!  This stuff will keep ticks, mosquitoes and fleas off of you and your family!

Another option for a quick solution is PURIFICATION.  I keep a small roller bottle handy with 10-15 drops of purification and topped off with sweet almond oil.  I apply this to my face and any exposed skin while I am outside.  If you have never had the pleasure of smelling this essential oil blend, you are missing out.  It is one of my absolute favorites and I love to diffuse this blend when I am cleaning the house, or if one of the dogs runs out in the rain, or I add a drop in the sweaty teenagers sneakers…you get the idea.

I can never be without these two products. Especially when we are an active, outdoors-y family.


At night, when the kids leave the doors open a little too long and let every single mosquito within a 5 mile radius into our home, I diffuse Citronella Essential Oil. I will also rub it on my kids (and mine) arms and legs with a little carrier oil at bed time.  It smells heavenly and does the trick to keep the mosquitoes away, well at least out of the bedrooms at night.  Its an easy and affordable way to get a good nights sleep during these summer months when the windows (and doors) are open non stop.  citronella.jpg

As always, if you have any questions about these 2 products or any Young Living Products, feel free to contact me. I am very passionate about sharing my knowledge of healthy living and if it keeps all of ourselves and our families healthier, it’s worth it. I’ll give you my ‘coupon code’ and get 24% off the premium starter kit and you will be a Young Living member! Then you can buy all Young Living products at wholesale prices! You’ll love it. Promise.

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