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Using Essential Oils For Gnats - Top 3 Essential Oils For Gnats

There are two essential oils for gnats. They are Arsenic and Asparagus. The first one is the less toxic of the two. However, both are well known for their ability to stimulate and excite. These essential oils have been used for centuries by herbalists and aromatherapists to treat all kinds of ailments.

In the middle ages, the popular herb called rosemary was often used for treating various respiratory ailments. It was also thought to have magical properties and it was recommended that young children who were suffering from mild respiratory symptoms should boil a handful of rosemary in half a cup of hot water and drink the mixture. This was thought to help relieve congestion in the chest as well as clear up the throat and nasal passages.

To this day, rosemary is still one of the most popular herbs used for essential oils for gnats. However, there are many other herbs that have comparable effects. It is a good idea to mix about 5 drops of each with about five drops of lemon oil and apply it to the head and shoulders. You can also dilute rosemary in coconut oil and use that instead.

Eucalyptus: This is another popular essential oil for gnats. It smells like pine and oak woods. It is a powerful antimicrobial and it has strong antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. It can be used to relieve congestion in the chest by boiling an ounce of dry leaves in a cup of boiled water and adding a few drops of rosemary or eucalyptus. It can also be diluted with almond or sesame oil and applied to the chest.

Bugbane: Bugbane is the trade name for the essential oils made from the leaves, bark, and flowers of the bug eater moth. It has been used for hundreds of years in aromatherapy to repel insects and to protect plants from severe weather conditions. You can make a spray by blending about four drops of bugbane with one teaspoon of rosemary oil. This is great for eliminating aphids and nymphs when they have grown very large. If you spray this on the leaves, trunk, and branches of the plants, you will repel bugs from these parts of your garden permanently.

Lavender: Lavender is a popular plant with a wonderful aroma. Its fragrant leaves can be used as a mouthwash or for massaging the body. Many people find that its aroma is so powerful that they immediately fall in love with it. One of the reasons that Lavender is such a popular essential oil for gnats is that it has strong anti mosquito properties.

Peppermint: This is a wonderful essential oil that can be used on your clothes, including your shoes. You can make a concentrated spray using the leaves, stems, and flowers of peppermint. You can make a paste out of the leaves and put this on the affected area, like the soles of your feet, for up to four hours before washing them in the machine. This will repel mosquitoes and other flying insects on contact. For adults, you can spray the effected areas of your home for up to six hours before vacuuming them.

Tea Tree: This essential oils has a very strong smell, but has few side effects when applied properly. As with most of the other essential oils for gnats, tea tree can be vaporized into the air for instant relief. The vapor can also be used with a hand held diffuser for fast action. Use the diffuser just as you would a spray, and follow directions on the package or read the directions on the diffuser to assure that you are following all of the steps correctly.

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