Essential Oils source?

Posted by: looney4labs

Essential Oils source? - 06/11/13 02:09 PM

Hi guys

I found a recipe using essential oils which is supposed to keep bugs off. As I can't (and no one near me can) use any of the commercially available bug sprays, I thought I'd like to try this.

I know the terms "therapeutic grade" and "aromatherapy grade" have no defined meaning. Does anyone have a source that they use and trust for good quality essential oils?
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Essential Oils source? - 06/11/13 03:52 PM

I called my friend who works as a masage therapist at a spa. Here is her recommendation.

I hope that helps a bit.

Ana wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Essential Oils source? - 06/11/13 06:17 PM

Thanks Ana, I appreciate it wave
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Essential Oils source? - 06/11/13 08:17 PM

I am not a huge fan of Avon, but a friend of mine gave me some of their bug spray - can't remember what they call it. I was the ultimate test as I frequently spent time down in creeks checking out sewage treatment outfalls (yes, I had a very glamorous job!). It worked better than anything else for me.
Posted by: Terri824

Re: Essential Oils source? - 06/12/13 12:30 AM

Hi Drac. I think it's called Skin So Soft.
Terri wave
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Essential Oils source? - 06/12/13 12:37 PM

I had to go get my can... it has the Skin So Soft name on it in small letters, but it's called Avon Bug Guard. I remember Skin So Soft was supposed to keep bugs away, but lab tests didn't really prove it one way or another. I'm not sure what is in the Bug Guard, but it sure worked for me down in those creeks when I was being swarmed by mosquitoes!