Essential Oils for Bed Bug Repellent and Bites

Bed bugs Ick!

These obnoxious little creatures can be quite the pain in the rump. The flat, red and brown insects are the size of a mere apple seed.

And theyre not something to be taken lightly. If untreated, your bed can become a wasteland, considering all the cracks and crevices that make up your bed. Not to mention, in addition to infesting your sheets and mattress seams, bed bugs will move on to baseboards, couches, electrical outlets, and even your picture frames.

If you want to avoid chemically-infested bed bug repellents, you can create your own prevention concoction with essential oils and heal your bed bug bites naturally.

Note that bed bugs can be found just about anywhere stores, hotels, offices, etc. Meanwhile, they can hitchhike in your personal belongings or even on you. Before going all out creating a bed bug repellent solution, first understand the warning signs of infestation:

Now that you know some of the warning signs, here are the five best essential oils to eliminate bed bugs:

Both antibacterial and antimicrobial, melaleuca kills off bed bugs and the eggs of their offspring. Its disinfecting scent also helps deter the six-legged creatures in the future.

Ah, yes. Due to its versatility and relaxing floral aroma, lavender is one of the most popular oils. Well, bed bugs dont see lavender this way. They despise the aroma. You can use lavender to both eliminate infestation while also preventing re-infestation.

Lemongrass oils bold smell makes it difficult for bed bugs to bare. Not only does it kill them off, it prevents bed bugs eggs from hatching reducing the chance of full re-infestation.

Thyme has natural insecticide properties that can kill bed bugs and prevent them altogether. Note that you should be especially careful with oils such as thyme as they are not always safe for babies or pregnant women.

Holding a powerful aroma, cloves potency can be a major deterrent for bed bugs. Additionally, its rich in eugenol, a compound that can be toxic to all different types of bugs.

Note that while these individual oils can work great on their own, you can also create an essential oil recipe by combining multiple oils.

As you may already know, there is an assortment of essential oils that can help with bruises, scrapes, scratches, and yes bug bites.

The following oils can help with several symptoms that arrive with bed bug bites everything from pain to itching and swelling. Remember to dilute with a carrier oil before applying to your skin, as undiluted application can increase irritation.

Everyones body reacts differently to different oils, so you might test out different oils to see which ones work best for you. Here are a few to consider:

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