Ahhhh, summer. It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors, which seems especially enjoyable this year if you’ve had to shelter in place for a long time. Even if you still have to stick close to home, there’s always an outdoors space where you can get some fresh air. 

However, there’s one thing about summer and the outdoors that we’re guessing you don’t enjoy, and that’s pests. From mosquitoes to gnats to flies, these small pests can annoy us in big ways. There are ways to find natural relief from pests without using harmful chemicals, including DEET. The use of plants and plant-based solutions (such as essential oils) to deter against pests is a long-trusted, healthy, and natural solution. Here are some ways that dōTERRA products can help make your summer more enjoyable and lower the pest potential.

  • Try Citronella Essential Oil. You’ve likely heard of Citronella before as a way to naturally ward of mosquitoes. dōTERRA offers Citronella Essential Oil, which can help you keep creepy-crawlers at bay. It works to mask the human fragrances that insects find appealing. At the same time, Citronella promotes happy, positive feelings (in humans, not pests!). You can diffuse Citronella to ward off insects or apply it to your skin with Fractionated Coconut Oil to use it as a topical insect repellent. Citronella is also great for cleaning—just add three to four drops to water to help clean surfaces.
  • Apply TerraShield Spray. TerraShield Spray combines Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae, Nootka, and Vanilla Bean Absolute to help ward off pests. Apply it while hiking or camping, or diffuse it during outdoor events. dōTERRA also has TerraShield available as an oil (not spray). It’s great as a spray product, but some people enjoy it on its own for its invigorating scent. TerraShield is safe for everyone in your family.
  • Give other essential oils a try to help protect against bugs. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have Citronella or TerraShield, you can give one of dōTERRA’s other oils a try to help ward off pests. Other oils that can be effective include Lavender, Peppermint, Basil, Tea Tree, and Thyme.

Take advantage of essential oils to naturally help protect you and your family from pests this summer.

For Better Wellness, Let dōTERRA Essential Oils and Supplements Help

For better wellness, let dōTERRA essential oils and supplements help. Frani Pisano is passionate about the power of dōTERRA essential oils and supplements and loves educating her customers around the globe. To discover more about how health coach Frani Pisano and how dōTERRA oils can help your life, visit her site, or contact her at frani@franipisano.com.