Are you plagued by midges and other biting insects? Let us help! Tried and tested on the bogs of Connemara, this delightful blend of skin loving and bug deterring oils will help keep you bite free.
What's in me?
- Grapeseed oil: this light, easily absorbed carrier oil contains vitamin E and linoleic acid, is a powerful antioxidant and can help soothe and nourish the skin
- Vitamin E: the anti inflammatory properties of this great antioxidant oil help to support and repair your skin while reducing swelling and puffiness.
- Citronella essential oil: as well as boasting an impressive range of antiseptic, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, citronella is recognised as a biopesticide which means that it has a nontoxic mode of action against insects. One of its most popular uses is as a constituent of insect repellent
- Rosemary essential oil: not to be dismissed simply as something to flavour food with, antioxident and anti inflammatory rosemary has been used for centuries as a traditional treatment for digestive issues, to improve memory, and to alleviate muscular aches and pains. More recently it has been recognised for its ability to improve hair growth and help repel biting insects
- Lemongrass essential oil: as well as smelling absolutely amazing, lemongrass boasts powerful anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Topically, It can be used to relieve muscle pain, kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches, and internally to help your digestive system.
- Geranium essential oil: used for centuries and known for its astringent and antibacterial properties, geranium oil can be used to help treat acne, reduce inflammation and balance hormones, as well as being both soothing and uplifting. It’s an effective insect repellent, and can also help heal bites and sooth itching
- Cedarwood essential oil: this absolutely incredible oil has long been used for its antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties, making it an all rounder when it comes to physical health. To cap it all off, insects really, really don’t like it!
- Peppermint essential oil: possibly one of the most versatile essential oils available, peppermint can be used both topically and internally, with just some of the more common uses being to ease digestive issues and stomach pain, relieve headaches, boost energy and ease muscle pain. It’s also a proven insect repellent and even effective against ticks
- Clove essential oil: anti inflammatory, analgesic, antifungal and antimicrobial, clove oil is traditionally recognised for its ability to reduce the pain of toothache, however it is also effective for treating acne and other skin conditions, improving circulation and boosting our immune system. As an insect repellent, it is extremely effective against mosquitos