The Best Insect Repelling Essential Oils for Summer: Don’t Bug Out!

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Essential oils make great bug repellants because bugs can’t stand them and essential oils are therapeutic for humans.

If you seem to be bugged by bugs, you can use essential oil to exterminate them or persuade them to leave you alone. But being bugged isn’t really about the bugs. You were feeling bugged before you invented bugs to be the reason for the feeling you projected onto yourself.

Nevertheless, you seem to need something to help you feel more comfortable within the reality that you made. You made a vengeful world, complete with bugs to bite and pester you, but you are not required to suffer over it.

Essential oils not only help with the illusion of bugs bugging you, but they also help to open your mind and reveal the actual cause of perceiving bugs so that you can be released from it.

If this sounds way to far out for you, don’t worry! Using essential oils will open your mind to the nature of this world and your dominion over it in a gentle, easeful, and aromatically friendly way.

In time, you will see that you are not something that’s capable of being bugged, and you will not require a remedy for insects. But for now, essential oils can help you feel protected from pesky insects.


Throughout your home, are spiders constantly trying to create wall decorations for you with their intricate webs? Use a potent mix of Peppermint Essential Oil and water to lightly spray around dark corners and any areas where they may have nested. Spiders hate the smell of peppermint and this can be a great way to discourage them from invading your space and becoming your mini interior decorators.


Mosquitoes know as one of the biggest seasonal nuisances! To prevent them from making your skin look like a “Connect the Dots” puzzle, there are a variety of essential oils that you can use to effectively repel them:

Citronella, Basil, Peppermint, Garlic, Lemongrass, Lavender, Catnip, Bergamot, and White Camphor.

You can combine oils and experiment with mixes to create a solution that smells lovely to you while smelling downright horrible to them! We recommend using Citronella Essential Oil as a base because it is well known to be detested by mosquitoes.

Fruit Flies and No-See-Ums

Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint, and Clove essential oils can all be used as an easy way to deter these little guys away from your home and garden. Try saturating cotton balls and wiping down the surfaces in rooms where they tend to gather. This will create a beautiful aroma in these spaces while causing them to want to fly out of there ASAP!


Ants tend to have a knack for invading your home in a few short hours if their powerful odor receptors get a whiff of anything that entices them. Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Patchouli essential oils are all known to cause a disruption in their smelling capabilities, making it tough for them to find food sources in your home.


That constant buzzing sound that flies make causes them to become very annoying, very quickly if they manage to get into your home. To get rid of them without the use of harmful chemicals, you can create a custom essential oil spray out of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cedarwood, and Lemongrass. Combine any number of these with distilled water and spray liberally around your home to prevent these loud, uninvited guests from entering.


If you’re looking for an all-natural roach repellent, Tea Tree Oil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Cypress essential oils are reported as an effective deterrent! Create a diluted mixture of your oil(s) of choice and spray it in areas you tend to find the roaches exploring. You can even try pouring Lavender Essential Oil in a dish of water and placing it where roaches may enter to easily repel them.

I hope you enjoy these natural insect and bug repellents! Be sure to check out our extensive line of essential oils, including rare, exotic and limited oils.

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