NOW Foods Bug Ban essential oil blend

Schools may have started for some and are about to start for others, but summer is here to stay for three more weeks! That not only means three more weeks of pool days and late sunsets, it also means pesky mosquito's, nasty bug bites, bee stings and all the things that can add an uncomfortable twist to any school day. However, having a few key essential oils on hand, can solve and soothe a bite, a bruise and a bee sting in no time. 

**DISCLAIMER: The essential oil remedies and blends listed here are for uncomfortable, itchy and or painful bites and stings, but not for DANGEROUS bites and stings. If you’re having an allergic reaction to a bee sting; been bitten by a black widow spider or a snake, please consult your healthcare practitioner immediately.

Natural Bee Sting Ointment


1 teaspoon baking soda

2 drops Chamomile essential oil

NOW Foods Chamomile essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

NOW Foods lavender essential oil


To a small bowl, add the baking soda, chamomile and lavender essential oils.

Add a few drops of distilled water and mix together until a paste-like texture is achieved.

Remove the stinger from the wound with a pair of sterilized tweezers.

Apply the essential oil bee sting ointment every 1-2 hours until the stinging sensation subsides.


Mosquito and Bug Bite soother 

Mozzie bite image


NOW Foods Essential Oil Bundle: Mosquito & Bug Bite Soother (Sweet Almond Oil Peppermint Lavender Tea Tree)

1x Mosquito & Bug Bite Soother Bundle 

(OR alternatively, you can purchase and stock up on these ingredients individually.)

10ml glass roller bottle / travel size squeeze bottle.

10-15 drops of lavender essential oil.

NOW Foods Lavender essential oil

10-15 drops of tea tree essential oil.

NOW Foods Tea Tree essential oil

10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil

NOW Foods peppermint essential oil

2 tablespoons sweet almond oil



Add all the ingredients to your roller bottle or travel-size squeeze bottle, to naturally relieve irritated, itchy skin. Lavender will help soothe, while peppermint helps cool and tea tree helps to purify the infected area.

Shake well.

Roll on to the affected area to soothe the itch and burning sensation caused by the bug bite.


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DIY Summer Insect Repellent Spray

Several essential oil combinations exist that will repel bugs and insects effectively, without the added inconvenience of harmful and even toxic ingredients. Interestingly, some of these oils and blends may be more effective for some people than others since our body and biochemistry impact what blends work for us and which ones do not. The area in which you find yourself, as well as the bugs and insects commonly found there, will also play a role.

So, if your first attempt at a DIY Insect Repellent Spray does not seem very effective, try mixing in a different blend next time. Remember to reapply the repellent every 1-2 hours for optimal effectiveness.



2 fl. Oz liquid coconut oil

NOW Foods Liquid Coconut Oil

30-35 drops of any insect repelling essential oils listed below. 


Add liquid coconut oil to a spray bottle.

Drop in essential oils.

Shake well.

Spray directly onto the skin and rub in.

Reapply every 1-2 hours.


Insect repelling essential oils:

Citronella Oil: Repels ticks, moths, gnats, mosquitoes, and fleas.

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: Repels cockroaches, ants, deer ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes.

Sweet Orange Oil: Repels fire ants, ants, ticks, fleas, flies, moths, lice, gnats, cockroaches, and spiders.

Lemongrass Oil: Repels ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, and fruit flies.

Peppermint Oil: Repels ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, fruit flies, headlice, moths, stink bugs, and spiders.

Spearmint Oil: Repels spiders, head lice, moths, ants, flies, beetles, mosquitoes, beetles, and rodents.

Cinnamon Oil: Repels wasps, earwigs, ants, spiders, and bed bugs.

Lavender Oil: Repels ants, bed bugs, head lice, moths, spiders, ticks, flies, and fruit flies.

Tea Tree Oil: Repels head lice, bed bugs, and dust mites.

Cedarwood Oil: Repels wasps, ear wigs, spiders, bed bugs, and ants.


Ready-to-Go Insect Repellent

Not in the mood to DIY? Not a problem! Grab our NOW Foods Bug Ban Spray - a natural insect repellent that helps prevent insect bites without the use of any harsh chemicals.

NOW Foods Bug Ban Essential Oil Spray

The combination of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Thyme essential oil extracts not only leaves a refreshing citrus-scent lingering on your skin, it also offers protection against some of summer's most annoying winged intruders.

Not keen for essential oils on your skin? Simply add a few drops of the NOW Foods Bug Ban Essential Oil Blend to your favorite diffuser and forget about flying insects for the rest of the night!

NOW Foods Bug Ban Essential Oil Blend

Now you can enjoy the remainder of you summer evenings outside - BUG FREE, with these essential oil solutions!   

You can thank us later!

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