Purification Essential Oil: Homemade Bug Spray, Acne, Air Purification and More!

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The next Everyday Essential Oil that I’m going to cover is called Purification. Purification is an oil blend that includes Citronella (see natural bug spray recipe below), lemongrass, rosemary, melaleuca, lavandin and myrtle.

Purification is another very versatile oil and  can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors.

If you’ve missed my previous posts in this series so far you can check them out here:

Join Me on a Journey Through the Everyday Oils Collection
Lavender Essential Oil: My Tool For Cuts, Allergies, Burns and So Much More!
Joy Essential Oil: Boost Your Mood, Ease Anxiety and Much More!
Frankincense Essential Oil: Wrinkles, Concentration, Anxiety and More!
Lemon Essential Oil: Powerful Antioxidant, Immune System Booster and More!
Peppermint Essential Oil: Relieve Headaches and Allergies Naturally, Improve Concentration and More!


My favorite way to use Purification oil is for cleansing the air and getting rid of unpleasant orders. The other day I burnt fish on the stove and the entire house smelled awful. I was so thankful to have my diffuser and Purification oil because all it took was about 20 minutes of diffusing and the smell was completely gone!

When I travel the first thing I do when entering a hotel room is to diffuse Purification to cleanse the air of anything yucky floating about.

I also have used purification on bug bites as well as in my homemade non-toxic bug replant (recipe below)!


1. Clear Acne: Add Purification to your moisturizer or toner and apply twice a day or apply directly to blemishes using a cotton swab.
2. Freshen Laundry: Add Purification essential oil blend to your washing machine to freshen laundry.
3. Soothe Bug Bites: Apply one drop of Purification essential oil blend topically to soothe existing bug bites or scratches.
4. Stinky Shoes: Add a couple drops of Purification essential oil blend to shoes to help neutralize odors.
5. Clean the Air: Diffuse Purification essential oil blend to dispel unpleasant odors and clear the air of impurities.
6. Ticks: Get rid of ticks on humans or bets by placing one drop of Purification directly on the affected area.
7. Protection from Bed Bugs: Bed bugs hate Purification oil! Diffuse Purification to deter bed bugs. This is great for travel and hotel rooms!
8. Homemade Bug Spray: Dilute several drops of Purification essential oil blend in a spray bottle and spray to repel insects.
9. Relieve Blisters: Apply one to two drops of Purification to blisters to fight infection and speed healing.
10. Protection During Travel: Rub one to two drops of Purification on palms and rub together. Inhale throughout flights for protection against pathogens found in recirculated air.

Here are just a few of the recent testimonials about Purification Oil that I’ve read…

I love purification for bug bites. It stops the itch and the pain. I got stung on the back of the neck by a yellow jacket and it hurt alot until I applied Purification. It took the pain away and kept the swelling down. I always carry it with me, especially in the summer. I make mosquito spray with 10-15 drops of purification, 2 oz of water and a drop of a liquid soap. Work’s great. After gardening I noticed many red bug bites that started to itch. I applied Purification to each one, neat, they no longer itched and they started to heal.
~Debbie in Wisconsin

I do not suffer from cold sores or canker sores, but I get these little zits in my ears all the time. I use Purification for this. The zits clear up within 24-48 hours. It has been wonderful, because these little buggers HURT! I KNOW Purification works for cold sores. I use Purification on anything that even remotely speaks of inflammation or infection. It’s a wonder oil.
~Marilyn in Oregon

I recently awoke with a bladder infection and I instantly got out my Essential Oils Desk Reference. Then I used Purification on the bladder area on the lower abdomen and on the feet corresponding to the bladder area on the reflexology chart. I also used Thieves on the feet and put Purification in 1 tsp of baking soda and 8 ounces of water and drank that three times that day. Within two hours, my body responded and the symptoms started to disappear. By mid-afternoon, I was able to attend a barbecue without worrying about having to be very close to a bathroom.
~Denise in Alaska


Sick of spraying smelly toxic bug spray all of your children and pets to keep mosquitos away? Here is a super simple to make Homemade Bug Spray that smells amazing! I used this recipe while sitting in the middle of a field watching 4th of July fireworks and it worked amazingly well – I didn’t even get bit once! I can’t wait to hear how it works for you! 

10-15 drops Thieves essential oil blend
10-15 drops Purification essential oil blend
4oz witch hazel or vodka
8oz distilled water

Mix all of the above ingredients in a 8oz spray bottle and apply as needed to keep the bugs away!


The best way to get your hands on a bottle of Purification Oil is with the Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit! Why? Because you’ll also get a diffuser, the 9 other amazing oils that I’m talking about in this series, samples of Ningxia Red, stress away oil + roller, an Essential Oils Guidebook, a set of oil labels and much more!

If you do not yet have your Young Living Premium Kit, make sure to check out this month’s incredible offer that comes with a bunch of awesome freebies to help you get started! Head on over here to get all the details on this offer:)


Want to know more about how my life has been changed by Essential Oils? Check out these posts…

How I Got Started with Essential Oils: My Story

Why I Chose Young Living Essential Oils

How to Get More Restful Sleep with Essential Oils

Essential Oil for Stress and More

How I Used Essential Oils to Beat a Cold Quickly

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Make sure to check back! Tomorrow I will be covering the seventh oil in the Young Living Everyday Oils collection: Panaway!


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