Sunday, May 27, 2007

count down to camping

With just a little over 24 hours left until we leave for our campout, I thought about BUGS. Here is a list that a friend sent me.

INSECT BITES / STINGS AND ESSENTIAL OILS Posted by: "Sheys"
Medical description: A bite or sting from an insect

If you get bit by a poisonous insect or experience any allergic reaction, be sure to see a doctor THIS IS NOT A HEAL ALL PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL HELP IF YOU ARE IN NEED!!!!!!


Chamomile, cedarwood, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lavender oils reduce the swelling, itching, and inflammation and help stop allergic responses when you’re bitten or stung by an insect.

For mosquito or other tiny insect bites that don’t demand much attention, a simple dab of one of these essential oils provides relief.

If you’re bitten by spiders or stung by a bee, use a clay paste that contains essential oils. As the clay dries, it pulls toxins from the bite or sting to the skin’s surface to keep them from spreading. This method is also is good to draw out pus or splinters that are imbedded in your skin.

ANTS - Peppermint
APHIDS – Cedarwood, Peppermint, Spearmint
BEETLES – Peppermint, Thyme
CATERPILLARS - Peppermint
CUTWORM – Thyme, Sage
FLEAS – Peppermint. Lemongrass, Lavender
FLIES – Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage
GNATS – Patchouli, Cedarwood, Peppermint
LICE, PLANT – Peppermint,
MOSQUITOES – Lavender, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Lemon / Orange, Cedar wood, Peppermint, Geranium
MOTHS – Lavender, Peppermint
SLUGS – Cedarwood, Fir (Pine)
SNAILS – Cedarwood, Fir (Pine), Patchouli
TICKS – Clove, Lemongrass, Sage, Thyme
WEEVILS – Cedarwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood

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3 Comments:

Blogger PEA said...

All I can say is that I hope no bugs come bother you! lol Great list to know though!!! xox

May 28, 2007 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger "Early Bird" said...

All of these were around longer than Bendryl cream...teehee!
:)

May 28, 2007 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Also remember to wear grey and other neutral colours that won't attract bugs, it makes a big difference! Bright colours, white and dark colours all attract them, it's why I always wear grey and a neutral blue on my walks. Have fun!

May 28, 2007 at 5:22 PM  

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