Bed Bug Repellent

Spray

A 2 ounce spray bottle of water

Add:
10 drops of clove oil
10 drops of cinnamon oil
5 drops of peppermint oil
10 drops of a vegetable oil (almond oil, or other type is fine) to have spray stick to your skin better (don’t add if you’re spraying on clothes, as might stain)

Shake well before each use. Caution: test spray first near soap and water. Peppermint can cause a burning feeling on your skin, and if you use too much if you have sensitive skin, may hurt too much. If you spray it on yourself and it hurts, then just wash it off your skin and make a new batch with even less peppermint. Do not spray it in your eyes or ingest the spray.

Solid

Sleeping with a few pieces of peppermint-scented chewing gum next to your face is helpful. You can spray the above noted mixture on your skin, bedding, clothing just prior to sleep. Obviously, it can be sprayed at any time you want, and lasts about 3 hours.

Powder

Mint powder rubbed (a little goes a long way) on to your bed sheet

Lavender powder (a little goes a long way) on to your bed sheet.

I used the spray at a bed bug infested home, and didn’t get bit for 4 days. On the 5th day, I figured the house didn’t have bed bugs anymore, and stopped using the spray. I got bit that night.

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