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Insect Bites: Protect Your Kids with Essential Oils

As parents, you want to protect your kids to the best that you can against sickness, and particularly ones that are caused by insect bites.

mosquito bites

Insect bites can really affect and disturb your kids. And there are some kids who are extremely sensitive to these bites… seemingly harmless bites can become really serious that they would need immediate doctor’s attention.

In order to protect your kids from these bites, you often purchase different over-the-counter repellents. But be very cautious when buying these OTC repellents because they might contain chemical ingredients not safe for your kids.

On the other hand, there are naturally-made essential oils and blends that can protect your kids against these pestering bites. They are easy to make, effective and safe for children to use. You can try the following oil blends to protect your kids without resulting to any irritations or allergies upon application.

Repellants & Against Infestations

Mosquito Spray Repellent
non – Bisphenol A (BPA-free) spray bottle
2 cups of water
5 drops of lemon essential oil
10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops of citronella essential oil

Mix all ingredients in BPA free bottle and it’s ready to spray around and on your kids.

Bug Spray
4 oz spray bottle
2 oz witch hazel
2 oz distilled water
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops citronella essential oil

Combine all ingredients. Shake well before each use. Spray on clothes and on exposed skin. Reapply as often as needed.

Tick Repellent Spray
spray bottle
½ cup witch hazel
24 drops lavender essential oil
24 drops geranium essential oil

Mix all three ingredients together in a spray bottle and spray on body, clothing, shoes, and skin.

If not spraying on skin, add 8-12 drops lemongrass. Spray anywhere warm and susceptible to tick bites.

To Get Rid of Lice
4 drops thyme essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops geranium
1 tsp any carrier oil

Mix all essential oils then add to carrier oil. Dilute 50/50 to shampoo and massage on to the entire scalp. Cover with a disposable shower cap and leave for at least half an hour. Rinse well with 1 cup of thieves fresh essence plus mouthwash massaged into the hair and scalp. Leave for 10 minutes before rinsing out completely.

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Other Helpful Essential Oil Blends For Your Kids

Good Sleep Blend
10 ml roller bottle
20 drops vetiver
5 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops roman chamomile essential oil
20 drops Frankincense
20 drops bergamot

Combine ingredients in 10ml roller bottle. Top with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to feet and neck.

For Tummy Ache
Peppermint Oil
Rub a drop or two on the belly in a clockwise circle, around the belly button.

Colic and Reflux for Babies
*Apply Lavender oil at the bottoms of feet neat or dilute with fractionated coconut oil.

*Few drops mixed with any carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and apply to chest and stomach area.

Just a reminder:

Although very unlikely but to be very certain, perform skin test before using them, to prevent any possible skin irritations or allergies.

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