Oils for bed bugs?

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Vital Signs
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Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Vital Signs » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:36 am

I heard brief mention of cedar oil for controlling bed bugs. Is this effective and how best to use the oils?

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Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Ananda Staff » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:25 am

Yes, it is in much of the aromatherapy literature that it will "scare them away". You can try one of a couple techniques to start: simply spray some cedar essential oil all around under the mattress (not necessarily a lot, but evenly distributed) or put it in a spray bottle 1 part cedar, half that same amount of "tween" (at the bottom of the Bottles and Pipettes page), and about 9 parts water.

The tween helps keep the cedarwood oil mixed in the water so you don't need to shake it (as much) before each use. So, for example, for each ounce, use 3ml (100 drops) cedar essential oil, 50 drops tween, and the rest water. Spray this between the mattress and box-spring.

innerscent

Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by innerscent » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:32 pm

It is extracted from cedar oil through process of distillation. It is very useful in curing skin problems like eczema, rashes and skin eruptions. It is also effective to reduce the scratch of stretch marks. It is good for hair problems like falling hair and dandruff.

Sue Cruz
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Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Sue Cruz » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:03 am

Re: annalaurabrown's reply, I searched for this product and found the following information. See below. I had GREAT and COMPLETE success eliminating all sorts of biting bugs with a blend of Catnip Oil and Geranium x Asperum in a blend of water and alcohol. 1 cup Water, 1 Cup Vodka (or rubbing alcohol), 44 drops of Catnip & 88 drops of Geranium. It smells good and you can spray it on clothing, bedding and skin (avoid eye area). Ananda has a new spray called Catnip Bug Be Gone, which is a blend of these same two oils in a spring water base. It's very reasonably priced, considering the cost of purchasing the Catnip oil alone. But since Catnip has been proven to be 20 times more powerful (And SAFER) than DEET, you need very little.

TerraShield®
Outdoor Blend

TerraShield® is an all-natural formula of lemon eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, and a proprietary blend of 12 other therapeutic-grade essential oils blended in a base of pure fractionated coconut oil. A primary function of essential oils in plants is protecting against insects and other predators. Unlike other products that contain synthetic and toxic chemicals, TerraShield® is a natural approach to managing exposure to biting insects. TerraShield's® fresh, light citrus smell is wonderfully invigorating and can be used safely by everyone in the family. One application provides coverage that lasts up to 6 hours. Their website shows a cost of $12.67 for 12ml. THIS IS VERY EXPENSIVE...

innerscent

Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by innerscent » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:22 pm

Sue Cruz wrote:Re: annalaurabrown's reply, I searched for this product and found the following information. See below. I had GREAT and COMPLETE success eliminating all sorts of biting bugs with a blend of Catnip Oil and Geranium x Asperum in a blend of water and alcohol. 1 cup Water, 1 Cup Vodka (or rubbing alcohol), 44 drops of Catnip & 88 drops of Geranium. It smells good and you can spray it on clothing, bedding and skin (avoid eye area). Ananda has a new spray called Catnip Bug Be Gone, which is a blend of these same two oils in a spring water base. It's very reasonably priced, considering the cost of purchasing the Catnip oil alone. But since Catnip has been proven to be 20 times more powerful (And SAFER) than DEET, you need very little.

TerraShield®
Outdoor Blend

TerraShield® is an all-natural formula of lemon eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, and a proprietary blend of 12 other therapeutic-grade essential oils blended in a base of pure fractionated coconut oil. A primary function of essential oils in plants is protecting against insects and other predators. Unlike other products that contain synthetic and toxic chemicals, TerraShield® is a natural approach to managing exposure to biting insects. TerraShield's® fresh, light citrus smell is wonderfully invigorating and can be used safely by everyone in the family. One application provides coverage that lasts up to 6 hours. Their website shows a cost of $12.67 for 12ml. THIS IS VERY EXPENSIVE...

Great! Thanks Sue :D

Coircaberress
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Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Coircaberress » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 am

I think some bed bug treatments is required to control bed bugs. Oil, pest control, sprays, neem leaves are all very effective for getting rid of bed bugs.

Roweyan
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Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Roweyan » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:06 pm

Rosemary oil and lavender oil can decrease the number of Bedbugs in your house. You can apply these oils in cracks and crevices to kill the eggs of the Bedbugs and prevent them from infesting the cracks again.

In a spray bottle, add

· ½ a Cup of 90% rubbing alcohol
· 7 drops organic eucalyptus oil
· 8 drops of organic lavender oil
· 7 drops of organic rosemary oil
· 4 drops of canola oil
then shake continually and spray to kill Bedbugs.

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Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Zoey » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:30 am

Cedar oil will kill bed bugs & fleas on contact, but it is a contact killer. The trick is getting the product in direct contact with bed bugs that are hidden in inaccessible places.
I don't believe it will work to eliminate bites... a hungry bed bug will still bite you after it dries.
It might have some repellent action, but I think it is short term.
I spray it on my skin to repel mosquito's in the evening when I exercise our dogs as an alternative to a DEET based spray.
I like the product, but it does not seem to have much residual effect. I had to reapply it frequently on my dogs to controls fleas.
I think it can be useful as a flushing agent & it is the only product (I'm aware of) that is actually labeled for bed bugs that claims to be safe to apply directly to the skin of humans & pets.
So, if you got bed bug bites, try these remedies
- Lemon juice: Take a cotton ball and dip it in lemon juice. Dab it on the bed bugs bites. Wait for several minutes then wash these areas. Follow this solution for several times a day.
REMEMBER: Don’t go out in the sun for a couple of hours after taking this tip because lemon juice can make your skin vulnerable to sunburn.
- Ice cubes: it can calm the swelling.
- Cucumber: Take a piece of cucumber slice or peel and place it on the bed bug bites.
Wait for 10 to 15 minutes.
If you aren’t satisfied with the results, repeat this tip again.
Note: You should cool the pieces in the refrigerator before placing it on the affected area for the best effects.

Read more other remedies for bug bites here https://authorityremedies.com/how-to-ge ... bug-bites/

Jane OD
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Re: Oils for bed bugs?

Post by Jane OD » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:03 pm

Oh my God!
If you have insects in bed - buy a good remedy and do not touch essential oils!

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