PORTRAIT

You know the Lyme disease statistics and that West Nile virus is becoming more prevalent, but you also know that fresh air and nature rejuvenate both the body and the spirit. Let Bug Guard bring the natural protection of catnip, eucalyptus, citronella and six additional oils to your skin. This undiluted blend of oils is completely safe and nontoxic for you and your dogs. Don’t let the threat of bug-carried disease keep you from the health benefits of nature—avoid DEET and rely on the power of pure essential oils.

INGREDIENTS

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana), Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin), Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens).

HOW TO USE

  • Bug Guard is a wonderful blend to use in a diffuser. How many times have you been outside, trying to relax, only to have the time ruined by pesky, biting bugs? Say no more to these annoying bugs by diffusing Bug Guard outdoors. I recommend diffusing 15 minutes during every 2 hour period. But what if you don’t have an electrical outlet outside? Try soaking a strip of paper or rag in Bug Guard and hang, or add a few drops of Bug Guard to cotton balls and place around the area.
  • Try taking a small rag or sponge, soak it with Bug Guard, and then leave it in a small container like a glass jar. When you want to drive away mosquitoes, horse flies, and other annoying summer pests, you simply open the jar and place it near you to keep them away. This is a great way to use on camping trips.
  • To keep insects and other creepy-crawlies out of your home or any other buildings, soak Bug Guard onto a strip of paper and hung in a window. You can also put a few drops on a cotton ball and place where you know the insects are entering your home. Try putting the cotton balls in your drawers.
  • Make a natural bug repellent spray by simply adding Bug Guard to a water base. Use two teaspoons of pure grain alcohol to 4 tablespoons of water with 5 drops of Bug Guard.
  • You may also add in several drops of Bug Guard to some distilled water as well. (This is what I prefer to do). Place it in a glass or pet plastic spray bottle; and shake and spray away! The 1 or 2 ounce spray bottles are perfect for personal use!
    Recipe dilution: add 10-20 drops of Bug Guard to 1 ounce of water. Spray clothing and bedding (including the mosquito netting of your tent, if you’re camping).
  • Try adding Bug Guard to shampoos, conditioners, sunscreens, lotions and liquid soaps.
  • Just add a few drops to a handful of shampoo or conditioner when you’re showering. Recipe dilution: add 10-20 drops of Bug Guard to 1 oz. of carrier (shampoo, conditioner, oil, lotion etc.)

Directions for your Dog

Fleas and ticks are irritating and can also be unhealthy for your pet. Unfortunately, so are many pesticides used to repel them. Chemicals in over-the-counter flea and tick repellents can cause skin irritation, hair loss, kidney damage, or even death. Essential oils distilled from plants are a natural and safe way to keep pests at bay.

Warning

  • Essential oils should never be used on cats!
  • Do not use Bug Guard on your dog before reading the directions below!
  • Always ask your veterinarian before using essential oils on your dog.
  • Never use essential oils undiluted on your dog.

Make a Spritzer to use on your dog
In a spray bottle add 5-6 drops of Bug Guard to 1 ounce of water the smaller your dog is use less Bug Guard per ounce of water. Once you have your spritzer, you can use this by gently spraying it onto your dog’s coat, legs, tummy and back. Rub it in well and apply it as necessary. Do not use any of the essential oils on your dogs face or around nose, ears and eyes. Respect the sensitive nose he/she has and go easy when using aromatic substances such as essential oils.

Collar Repellent
Add a few drops of the Bug Guard to your dog’s collar. The scent should last several days, but you will need to reapply the oil when it fades.

SAFETY

Keep out of reach of children. Always ask your physician before using essential oils on children under the age of 6 years old. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. For external use only. If you are pregnant, always consult with your physician before using essential oils. Never use essential oils on cats.

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