Picture this: a beautiful, sunny day, and you’re having a picnic in your yard with friends. Suddenly, a swarm of mosquitoes or ticks tries to ruin your day.
Talk about a major buzzkill!!
Mosquitoes (and ticks!) are not only annoying but they can spread diseases. Fortunately, you don’t need harsh chemicals to keep them away; you only need some plants to create an outdoor space that’s both beautiful and functional.
These include citronella, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, garlic, and lemongrass.
Imagine walking outside your house without worrying about annoying bugs ruining your day.
Who knew that citrus-scented citronella, sweet-scented lavender, or minty peppermint could keep mosquitoes away?
FUN FACT: Catnip doubles as a mosquito repellent AND a treat for your cat!
Ticks are annoying parasites that can transmit diseases to both us humans and our dear pets, making them a serious health concern. But don’t let that dampen your spirits because there are so many plants that can help ward these bloodsuckers off.
Try amazing tick-repelling plants such as rosemary, garlic, eucalyptus, and lemongrass! Just by adding some of these plants to your garden, you can kick ticks out of your yard.
Who knew that the herb rosemary could be so versatile? Not only is it one of the most delicious herbs in existence, but it also repels ticks with its lovely scent.
Garlic is a real superhero in the world of plants. Not only does it add a fantastic flavor to any dish, but its strong smell can also help mask the scent of humans and animals, making it harder for ticks to track you down.
Eucalyptus is famous for its many uses, including a highly effective tick repellent. Just add the essential oil to your clothes or skin and keep those ticks away!
Lemongrass is a playful and lively plant that can grow in both outdoor and indoor spaces. Not only does it smell divine, but its oil also possesses anti-fungal and insecticidal properties, making it a tick-repelling powerhouse!
Put these plants around your yard to create a force-field-like barrier against those pesky ticks. Alternatively, extract their oils by crushing the leaves or stems and applying them directly to your skin or clothes.
Have fun and experiment with these little botanical gems! And remember to be cautious and do your research before using any you are unfamiliar with.
Not much of a gardener? We have created an amazing all-natural bug spray you can use on your body and clothes to safely keep these little pesky bugs out of your life!
It’s made with only 5 ingredients: Organic witch hazel, distilled water, organic lavender essential oil, organic tea tree essential oil, and organic citronella essential oil.
We hope you get to enjoy your summer, BUG-FREE!