Keep a Few Essential Oils & CBD on Hand:
Citronella oil is an essential oil that’s made from the distillation of the Asian grass plant in the Cymbopogon genus. For centuries, citronella has been used for a variety of purposes, including:
One study found that geranium essential oil to be as effective as amoxicillin at fighting bacterial strains, such as Staphylococcus aureus. So, applying it to the skin for insect bites, rashes, poison ivy etc. not only helps with itching but helps reduce risk of infection. Geranium oil is an effective bug and mosquito repellent so it's great to mix with Citronella oil for a toxic free bug spray.
Similar to geranium essential oil, lavender is another strong floral-scented essential oil used to repel mosquitoes.
Lavender is a potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent with a soothing scent that works well by itself or in the background with other essential oils. It's one of the most versatile essential oils in your home spa and is so beneficial for skin, body and better health.
Peppermint oil is a strong analgesic, antimicrobial, agent that can be used topically to stay cool and treat skin conditions or as an inhalant to improve focus and exercise performance when hiking and biking outdoors.
Soothe sunburn and long days in the garden with a CBD salt soak. The high mineral content replenishes lost trace minerals while reducing inflammation and balancing skin temperature. Soaking in the salty mixture can also help soothe bug bites and poison ivy.
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