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Essential Oils: a Solution for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs Be Gone! That’s what many say when using superior quality essential oils to prevent and get rid of bed bugs. I have no personal experience in getting rid of bed bugs but I think that’s because I use and diffuse my essential oils often. Purification essential oil blend

Unlike chemical sprays, unadulterated and undiluted essential oils are not toxic to us and the environment. This type of essential oil does not get rid of insect pests through smell alone but rather by the essential oil disrupting the waxy coating found on many species of insects bodies. The essential oils work by coating on their waxy exoskeleton which causes the insect to loose water from their body and become dehydrated and die.

As for eggs and larvae, the essential oils simply kill them if they’re present. I personally have found my Young Living essential oils to be extremely effective against insect pests in both my garden and home. They are not your typical aromatherapy oils found in stores.

Here are two ways we use the Young Living essential oil blend Purification (#3399) to prevent bed bugs from ruining our lives and what others have done to get rid of nasty bed bugs:

1. Diffusing Purification Essential Oil Blend for Bed Bugs

Diffusing with Young Living’s Essential Oil Diffuser (#3764)(cold-air / nebulizer type) or with the TheraPro Diffuser (#4495) is an all-natural way to help get rid of those nasty bed bugs. See both types of diffusers here.

How to Diffuse to Get Rid Bed Bugs

During the day, while you’re at work, turn on and fill your diffuser with Purification essential oil blend using the highest diffusing setting. Allow the diffuser run all day. Do this every day until the bed bugs are gone.

The TheraPro Diffuser produces a micro-fine essential oil mist in the air which slowly settles and makes contact with the bed bugs. Like most insects, bed bugs have a waxy coating on their body and the essential oils break down that waxy coating. Shortly after that the bed bug will die of dehydration; so you’ll want to do some thorough vacuuming often, here is more information preventing bed bugs and getting things under control.

Added Benefits: Diffusing Purification oil can also prevent and eliminate mold and kill micro-organisms that cause colds and flu.

Caution: Do NOT leave pets in the room when a diffuser is running all day; too much of even a good thing can be overkill for those we cherish!

2. Purification Bed Bug Sachets for Under Your Mattress

These little sachets are placed between your mattress and box-spring. Here’s how to make them…

  • Cut 8 – 4″x4″ squares of gauze type fabric and sew each square on 3 sides.
  • Take 2 cotton balls and sprinkle each with several drops of Purification essential oil blend.
  • Place 2 cotton balls in each sachet and sew up the open side of fabric.
  • Place each sachet between your mattress and box-spring, spending them out in a grid layout.
  • Refresh cotton balls every 1-2 months with Purification.

You can buy Purification and the TheraPro Diffuser at my Young Living website.

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Delicious and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine Essential Oil

Homemade Tangerine Cranberry SauceIf you have never made your own cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving or Christmas you will enjoy this super easy, nutritious, absolutely delicious recipe. You and your dinner guests will love the simplicity and beauty of the ‘real’ thing.

After making your own cranberry sauce and discovering just how easy it to make your own you will never buy or serve canned again!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine Essential Oil

  • 1 1/2 cups organic natural sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 16 oz package organic cranberries
  • 1-2 drops Young Living Tangerine Essential Oil* (add one drop at a time and taste) – if you prefer Lemon or Orange essential oil go ahead and substitute it for the Tangerine!
  • Optional: you can also add a grated apple to the recipe

Over Medium-high heat sugar and water to boiling. Add cranberries, and return to boiling. Reduce heat to low and cover and simmer for about 7 minutes or until cranberries pop.

Let mixture cool, then add Young Living Tangerine essential oil to taste, refrigerate for 2 or more hours, serve. Yum!

About Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) is a calming essential oil with a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to orange. It helps with occasional nervous irritability. An excellent oil to help uplift the spirit and bring about a sense of security, tangerine is also rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. Tangerine may also be used to enhance the flavor of food only if it is superior quality (therapeutic-grade) and states on the label it is safe for dietary use. Young Living Tangerine oil is food-grade quality and can be used in cooking and as a dietary supplement. Buy Young Living Essential Oils here.

Companion Articles:

How to Roast a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey
Lavender [essential oil] Sorbet
How to Make Goat’s Milk Chevre Cheese
Simple Living: Acorn Bread Recipe

* I only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils in cooking. They are organic, unadulterated, therapeutic and food grade. Not to mention the best I’ve found. Please do not use other brands of essential oils in cooking as they are not safe for ingesting.

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Lavender Lemonade

Making your own Lavender Lemonade is easy, nutritious, and oh so delicious. Lavender has adaptogenic properties, meaning it’s balancing to the system. Kick back, relax and enjoy a soothing glass of Lavender Lemonade! Lavender essential oil

  • 7 Lemons, squeezed
  • 2 Limes, squeezed
  • 14 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups Agave syrup
  • 1 drop Young  Living Lavender essential oil

Mix all ingredients together and chill. Serve over ice cubes in a tall glass, garnish with a fresh strawberry or sprig of fresh peppermint.

Learn more about cooking with food-grade essential oils at my Young Living website.

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Thieves Essential Oil to Prevent Infections

The other day I reached for something and accidentally caught my thumb on the tip of a screw sticking out of a piece of wood. It hurt, as one would expect and bled a little. I wiped it off and went about my day as a kind of experiment… to see if my doing nothing would allow it to heal or become infected. I pretty well knew it would start to get infected because my hands were dirty at the time. The next morning, my thumb was sore, pink and a pinch swollen.

The Part of My Experiment with Essential Oils

First I tried my Lavender essential oil, pouring 2 drops on the location. In the past, I’ve used Lavender for cleaning scraps and small wounds but did so immediately after the injury occurred and the results were great. This time I wanted to see ‘if’ using Lavender after an infection started to show up if it would clear it up. Continue reading

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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