3 Natural Bug Repellents

Posted by Kardish Team on Jun 08, 2017 /  comments

If you live in Ottawa and surrounding areas you've likely noticed plenty of bugs and mosquitoes this spring. This is in large part due to the heavy rainfall we've been experiencing. Ottawa has also been deemed a high-risk area for Lyme Disease thanks to the increased tick population. If you're looking for a healthier bug repellent for your family, here are our top four picks!


Mozi-Q is the bug repellent that you eat! Made with five homeopathic remedies, Mozi-Q are tiny chewable tablets that start to work 30 minutes within taking them. Mozi-Q has been shown to be safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women and can even be taken by cats, dogs and horses.


Citrobug Oil Spray

With Citrobug you no longer need to worry about breathing in harsh ingredients from aerosol cans. Citrobug is a natural bug spray made from essential oils like citronella, eucalyptus and pine. 


Make Your Own! 

There has been some evidence to show that applying a mixture of lemongrass and eucalyptus to the skin may ward off ticks. Try making your own with these four ingredients by NOW.  

  • 7 drops of lemongrass
  • 7 drops of eucalyptus 
  • 5 drops of geranium (optional)
  • Fractionated coconut oil

Add oils to a 2oz. empty spray bottle. Fill remainder of the bottle with fractionated liquid coconut oil and shake. Use to spray pant legs and shoes before heading outside. 

Further reduce your tick risk by wearing long sleeves and tucking pants into socks.


Want to incorporate more essential oils into your life? Here are 6 simple ways to sleep better with essential oils. We'd love to hear your thoughts! The Kardish team always reads replies to our articles on FacebookTwitter, and the comments section below.

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