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April 7, 2018
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Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 19, 2018

Citronellol

Citronellol is an alcohol found in citronella, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon, and rose. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to […]
April 20, 2018
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Mosquito Repellent Salve

There are many essential oils that have shown bug repelling activities.  Try this Mosquito Repellent Salve or mix and match with additional essential oils.  Click here to read some bug repelling essential oil research. Mosquito Repellent Salve Ingredients 6 drops catnip EO 6 drops citronella EO 12 drops geranium EO […]
May 5, 2018

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Research

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria Family: Lamiaceae Most cats respond with ridiculous behavior to catnip because of its nepetalactone constituent.  Humans have smoked and inhaled catnip for a relaxing and euphoric affect.  The plant also has an insect repelling benefit. The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
May 13, 2018

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Family: Apiaceae Fennel seeds can be made into a tea to reduce digestive upset and coughing.  The herb also has an estrogenic effect that may help with painful menstruation and menopausal symptoms.  Further, fennel has shown insecticidal, anti-parasite, and repelling potential.  In vitro research has found the […]
May 14, 2018

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Research

Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens Family: Geraniaceae The geranium plant has long been used for its insect repelling activities.  Flowers can be planted in the yard, and the essential oil is often seen as an ingredient in at home bug spray recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific […]
May 21, 2018

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Salvia rosmarinus or Rosmarinus officinalis Family: Lamiaceae Rosemary has been a revered herb since ancient times.  It is a strong antiseptic, aids in cardiac health, boosts cognitive function, and more. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a […]
May 23, 2018
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The Pest Repelling Actions of Peppermint

Did you know that certain essential oils and herbs can repel biting insects and other pests? By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT The Repelling Actions of Peppermint In recent years, research has demonstrated synthetic based insecticides and repellents can be toxic to humans and the environment.  People […]