Bedbugs and Dust mites
Posted on October 03, 2010
Bedbugs and Dust mites....Aromatherapy to the Rescue
By Kayla Fioravanti, RA
When I was first introduced to aromatherapy, I studied every single aromatherapy book I could get my hands on at the public library. In one of those many books I stumbled upon information about bed bugs and dust mites. The entire topic caught my attention. First, because bugs are just gross, but also because of my dust allergies and skin sensitivities.
One of the top selling products I created in our aromatherapy party plan business years ago was Bed Bug Spray. My recipe was super simple, but I couldn't make enough of it. Most people bought it because of the initial fear value of the possibility of creepy crawlies being in bed with you, but they continued buying it because it helped them sleep, reduced their allergies and they never got bed bug bites when they travelled.
I never travel without Bed Bug Spray and my kids use it faithfully as part of their night time ritual. Recently, bed bugs have been all over the news as an epidemic. They are being found in even the nicest of hotels and retail establishments. Lavender is the answer to both dust mites and bed bug problems.
DIY Kit Bed Bug Spray Recipe
• 1/2 gallon Essential Wholesale Body Linen Spray
• 1 Tbsp Neem Extract
• 1 Tbsp Lavender (Lavender angustifolia)
• 1 Tbsp Lavender Distillate
• 1 Tbsp Polysorbate 20*
Directions: Mix lavender essential oil and polysorbate 20 together thoroughly in a separate container. Mix together Body Linen Spray, neem extract and lavender distillate and then add the combination of lavender essential oil and polysorbate 20Mix together thoroughly and package in bottles with spray tops.
EW Body Linen Spray is a preserved water based formula. If you would prefer to work from scratch replace with de-ionized water and an appropriate preservative system.
From Scratch Bed Bug Spray Recipe
• 42 ounces De-ionized Water
• 20 ounces Neem Extract or Lavender Extract
• .64 ounces Lavender (Lavender angustifolia)
• 1 ounce Lavender Distillate
• .64 ounces Polysorbate 20*
Directions: Mix lavender essential oil and polysorbate 20 together thoroughly in a separate container. Mix together water, extract and lavender distillate and then add combination of lavender essential oil and polysorbate 20. Mix together thoroughly and package in bottles with spray top.
*Made from lauric acid (olive oil source) connected to a sugar (sorbitol) this compound is then ethoxylated (grain based alcohol) to make it water dispersible. Click here to learn more
Editors Note: To learn more about bed bugs visit these weblinks which include information about the use of Eucalyptus with bed bugs
Link to Eucalyptus research study
Kayla Fioravanti is Vice President, Chief Formulator, ARC Registered Aromatherapist and Co-Founder of Essential Wholesale and Essential Labs. She has lived around the world, from the US, to Japan, Ireland, Germany and lots of places in between. She received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She and her husband, Dennis have 3 children. They started making aromatherapy products in their kitchen back in 1998 when their son had a stubborn case of ring worm. After trying every over-the-counter ointment and even some prescriptions, Kayla finally looked into the natural way of healing with essential oils. The results were outstanding and healing took place quickly. Kayla was so fascinated that she spent the next several years researching natural cosmetic formulating, while studying to becoming a certified Aromatherapist. Contact Kayla at www.essentialwholesale.com or visit Essential U Blog
Click here to purchase Kayla's NAHA tele-conference presentation recording: Create Simple and Effective Bases for Your Aromatherapy Blends.
作者：Kayla Fioravanti /许育祯芳疗师译稿
我在多年前的芳香疗法派对计划中创造的畅销产品之一是Bed Bug Spray。我的食谱非常简单，但我做得不够。大多数人购买它是因为最初恐惧价值可能令人毛骨悚然的爬行与你在床上，但他们继续购买它，因为它帮助他们睡觉，减少他们的过敏，他们旅行时从来没有得到臭虫叮咬。
.64盎司Polysorbate 20 *
Kayla Fioravanti是Essential Wholesale and Essential Labs的副总裁，首席配方，ARC注册芳香疗法师和联合创始人。她一直生活在世界各地，从美国到日本，爱尔兰，德国以及其间的许多地方。她在俄勒冈州波特兰市的刘易斯和克拉克学院获得了心理学学士学位。
结果非常出色，愈合很快。 Kayla非常着迷，在接下来的几年里，她一直在研究天然化妆品配方，同时学习成为一名经过认证的芳香疗法师。请访问www.essentialwholesale.com联系Kayla或访问Essential U Blog