“SLEEP TIGHT—DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE!”
In this article we will explore options on how to get rid of bed bugs using essential oils. Before we start we want to make one important point clear:
ONLY CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS WILL HAVE ANY IMPACT ON BED BUGS. WE RECOMMEND USING doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS AS THESE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS ON THE MARKET.
Since the recent outbreak of bed bug infestation, many remedies have been tried with little to no success of destroying the eggs. After World War II, the problem of bed bugs had virtually disappeared from America, because action was taken using DDT. But DDT was a deadly carcinogenic that destroyed the soil and everything else, and so it was outlawed. Now, the bed bugs are escalating because of global travel; the increase of homeless and underground communities; the popularity of “Flea” markets and 2nd-hand merchandise; and worst of all, the bed bugs have become Super Bugs in that they have mutated from the DDT!
How to get rid of bed bugs using essential oils:
Oil lovers prefer the Eco-friendly approach, and research shows that tree oils work best against parasites and menacing insects. One potent insect repellent is Arborvitae essential oil. This Canadian tree develops a resin to protect against infestation, and it is from that resin that doTERRA distills the Arborvitae essential oil. Eucalyptus has been used historically for bed bugs. Native American Indians relied on pine needles and Cedarwood chips in their mattresses to ward off ticks and fleas. So, let’s consider a logical approach to attack the bed bugs at home and on vacation:
To go after nesting eggs, combine Cornstarch or Baking Soda in Cotton Tea bags (T-Sac – Size 2) with Arborvitae, Eucalyptus and Cedarwood. Place bags on underside of mattress.
Bug Bites: Lavender and Purify essential oil blend
Diffuse: Purify essential oil blend, Arborvitae, Eucalyptus
Spray on Bed Between Linen Changes: OnGuard Sanitizing Mist
Diffuser: Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils should only be diffused through quality cold-air-diffusers.
Purify Oil Blend: Purify contains Lemon, Lime, and Pine essential oils, known for their powerful cleaning properties, along with Siberian and Austrian Firs to purify the air and protect against environmental threats. The addition of Citronella, Melaleuca, and Cilantro give this blend an enticing aroma that’s uniquely doTERRA and unmatched in purification properties.
OnGuard Cleaner: It is fortified with the proprietary doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, which provide natural protection against certain environmental factors while elevating the overall cleaning capability.