Preventing Pesky Creatures From Feasting On You and Your Loved Ones…

citronella and lemongrassChristmas and New Year are over and Summer in South Africa is in full, scorching swing. The humidity of Durban encourages our blood sucking creatures to come out and dine. So, what to do…? What to do…?

Citronella is an excellent essential oil for deterring insects such as flies and mosquitoes, as is Lemongrass. These can be used in various airborne methods: steam bowls, paper strips at windows and doors, light bulbs, candles.

Lavender insect repellantTo keep insects from landing on your skin, Lavender is a much better option.

There are also very effective synergistic blends which can be used to good effect:
In 20ml of massage oil (Sweet almond or Grapeseed) add the following drops of essential oils:
4 drops Thyme
8 drops Lemongrass
4 drops Lavender
4 drops Peppermint

This can be rubbed on to your skin.

Have a wonderful week! See you next time.

Love

Sue and Christine

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