Generally when we select botanicals for our products we are focused on the aroma of them. And what appeals to our noses can also work to repel bugs and pests. So we want to show you what products you should bring with you this summer on your adventures and what benefits they will bring to you!
Here is a list of some of the most common botanicals and what bugs they can help repel:
Lavender: repels mosquitos, flies, spiders, moths
Peppermint: repels mosquitos, flies, spiders, moths, wasps
Cedarwood: moths, repel fleas, ticks, spiders, mosquitoes, lice, and gnats
Eucalyptus: repels spiders
Cinnamon: repels ants, but also cockroaches, spiders, fruit flies, rats, wasps, earwigs, silverfish, mosquitoes, and even bed bugs
Lemongrass: repels mosquitos
Rosemary: repels mosquitos, spiders, moths
Lemon Eucalyptus: repels mosquitos, flies, spiders
Sage: repels spiders, snails, cabbage moths, beetles, black flea beetles, and carrot flies, as well as flea beetles
So how can Simmer and Co help? You can use our products outside in a number of ways. If you have a campfire with a cooking pot- place a simmer mix in the pot and bring the water to a boil. Your campfire will smell amazing and keep the bugs away!
If you have a tealight wax warmer, place it beside your patio chairs, or on your deck and add botanical wax melts. As they melt, and release their aroma, they will keep the bugs away!
We also offer natural botanical kindling that is made of eucalyptus, cedarwood and fir branches. This bundle of kindling is great to add to your fire for the aroma and has natural bug repellent properties as well.
All of our products are 100% natural so you can feel good about using them, they can be used multiple times and fully compostable after use. Our best sellers that we would recommend to use outside are:
- Be Wild Botanical Wax Melt. Contains cedarwood and sage which repels spiders, flies and mosquitos.
- Be Calm Simmer Mix. Contains lavender and rosemary which repels mosquitos and spiders.
- Be Sunny Botanical Wax Melt. Contains eucalyptus and lemongrass which repels mosquitos and spiders.
Which simmer product are you enjoying next time you sit outside? Let us know how it goes!