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This week I'm spotlighting one of our more popular oils blends for spring and summer, TerraShield! I have to admit, I am in love with this blend because I am NOT in love with creep crawly bugs that come with warmer weather!

When it comes to outdoor protection, there is no better defense than Mother Nature’s offerings.Among these are essential oils which provide a vapor barrier for plants, protecting them from potential threats in their environment. TerraShield Outdoor Blend contains powerful essential oils and other plant oils known to provide outdoor protection in a natural, safe way.

TerraShield is my family’s favorite blend for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and this is the magic that wards off any insects that want to join our summer festivities. This oil is safe for everyone in your family and can even help your garden flourish by giving it a protective barrier.

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Check out some of these awesome ways you can use TerraShield:

  • Diffuse TerraShield to protect you from insects during your summer barbeque
  • Apply to kid’s arms and legs to help them get the most out of their summer vacation
  • To focus on experiencing nature instead of avoiding it, apply TerraShield before a hike
  • Apply topically or place on aromatherapy jewelry while camping or on a fishing trip
  • Acts as an effective insect repellent
  • Helps ward off insects
  • Don’t let Mosquitos ruin your outdoor experience, use TerraShield


TerraShield has recently been updated to include Tamanu oil which not only provided extra benefits for your use but is positively impacting families in Madagascar through dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing. This blend can be diffused or applied topically using the TerraShield Spray to provide a defense against the annoyances of outdoor activities. Learn more about this blend by clicking here or click here to read more about the spray. How have you used it to keep your family protected?


Do you like to garden? I do! One of my favorite things is just watching the magical transformation. It's so amazing that all these beautiful fruits, veggies, flowers and trees were once a tiny little seed! One of my least favorite things... the bugs! haha

Keep your garden pest-free with essential oils! Try mixing 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with ½ teaspoon natural soap and 12 drops of the essential oil(s) below that matches the pest you are trying to avoid. Remember to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water.


Ants: Peppermint

Beetles: Peppermint, Thyme

Chiggers: Geranium, Lemongrass, Thyme

Cutworm: Thyme

Flies: Clove, Geranium, Peppermint, Rosemary

Mosquitoes: Geranium, Lemongrass

Moths: Peppermint, Geranium

Slugs: Cedarwood

Spiders: Peppermint

Ticks: Geranium, Thyme, Lemongrass

Weevil: Cedarwood


Currently we are waiting for a few home projects to finish up before we start landscaping and planting a new garden! I am super excited to get my hands dirty though and have some fresh produce and beautiful blooms welcoming me in the yard!

Let me know what you think! Did these recipes work for you?