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Repel The Bed Bugs Naturally With Essential Oils

Bed bugs (cimex lectularius) are insects that can be found in areas where humans reside.  They are nocturnal and survive by living on human blood and so are most commonly found in bedding and sleeping areas, including carpets and mattresses.  They are more prevalent in 3rd world countries but are not uncommon in western households, especially with the increase in world travel. Common hygiene techniques enhanced with essential oils that are effective against parasites can readily rid an area of these pests.  Bites and their uncomfortable itching can also be treated effectively with essential oils. Please note: The information provided below is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has NOT been scientifically verified with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns please seek professional medical attention. Essential Oils To…

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Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil is mostly used in perfumes because of its popular aroma. Another popular use is in some teas to add flavor. Bergamot oil is distilled from the rind or peel of the Bergamot fruit tree. The fruit is called a bergamot orange and is considered a citrus fruit. It is mostly grown in Southern Italy. It is also grown in France, Côte d’Ivoire, and southern Turkey.     Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia Aroma Description: Citrusy, sweet Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative, uplifting Uses: Can be used topically, internally, and aromatically. Testimonials: I have been using it in my diffuser for the last few days, and it has completely rid my home of the “pet smell” that lingers in the air. It smells citrusy with a floral undertone. I found that really unique as I’ve had grapefruit and lemon essential oils that just smell…