***I have been compensated BY NATURE’S BOUNTY® EARTHLY ELEMENTS™ all opinions are my own***
I told you all a little bit ago about my new NATURE’S BOUNTY® EARTHLY ELEMENTS™ Aromatherapy Diffuser and how much relief I am finding while using it to help me fall into a peaceful calm sleep. With all this great rest, my creative wheels have been spinning. One of my most popular posts this summer is my Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries. The combination of oils used is an amazing combination that the mosquitoes just don’t like. But it does not travel well.
After visiting some friends for an outdoor BBQ and getting eaten alive by the mosquitoes, I decided I needed to come up with something I could stick in my bag and use for bug repellent. I am deathly afraid of over the counter bug repellent so it was time I came up with my own natural solution.
Each essential oil has its own unique aroma and “personality,” just like people. Combining them together, they take on a whole other amazing persona. With a little ingenuity you can come up with so many various combinations of oils, you can find solutions to most anything in your life.
Here are some other ways essential oils can be used just to help get your wheels spinning as well.
- Create a moisturizing massage oil for skin when combined with Sweet Almond carrier oil
- Add directly to a bath to create a spa-like experience
- Create a refreshing or soothing aroma by adding a few drops to the Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ aromatherapy diffuser
- Blend multiple oils together to create new scents
I am still so impressed by the easy availability of the Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™, as a loyal shopper at Walmart, I was not too surprised to find out they the full line can be found in the vitamin aisle. Don’t have a Walmart close by, that’s okay… here is a list and link to all of the products in this line. First you want to start with the Diffuser, thinking about creating a massage oil (YES!) than you want to get the Almond Skin Care Oil, and now for all the various fragrances …. Lavender, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Rosemary, Patchouli, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, & Chamomile. I highly recommend getting every fragrance available as you can see the combinations of blends you can create is endless.
You can use any combination of these oils to create your favorite bug repellent bug spray.
Now for my super effective bug repellent blend.
- 2 ounces distilled or boiled water
- 1.5 ounces witch hazel
- 25 drops peppermint essential oil
- 30 drops Lavender essential oil
- 15 drops Lemongrass essential oil
Spray onto exposed skin and/or clothing, avoiding eyes. Reapply every 2 hours, or as needed. Store in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight.