Rather than use toxic bug spray, an essential oil blend called Terrashield acts as an excellent alternative, and is safe for children and adults. Not only is it effective, it’s 100% natural!
Peppermint is a natural deterrent to spiders and other insects. Spritz some peppermint essential oil around doors and windows to keep them out of your home. If there’s a spot they like to hang out, you can also place a few drops onto a cotton ball and leave it in the cupboard or corner where they tend to accumulate.
Tea tree oil is an effective lice treatment when applied to the roots of the hair. It also helps to heal wounds. Likewise, lavender is a good oil to have on hand, as it assists in healing minor burns.
These are just a few of the many fantastic essential oils to help you enjoy your summer, indoors and out.
Caution with Sun Exposure
Remember that some oils are photosensitizing, which means that they can cause a blotchy rash if applied topically to your skin and then exposed to direct sunlight.
Wait 12-24 hours before exposing skin to sunlight that you have applied these oils to:
Bergamot (most photosensitive)