“Thieves Clean” Those Pesky Bedbugs Away

Feb 21st, 2014 | Category: Young Living Product Blog

The thought of having bedbugs strikes fear into most of us. Although their bites are usually nothing more than itchy irritations, they have proven to be a real cause for alarm. Once bedbugs take up residency, getting rid of them can be very difficult.

It is no surprise that most of the ingredients found in our Thieves essential oil blendClove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary—are often used for natural pest control. Obviously, this blend makes an ideal foundation for any bedbug recipe. The other oils that I have added to the recipes below will enhance both the result and aroma.

Thieves Bug Spray #1

Drop the Clove essential oil and the citrus essential oil of your choice directly into the Thieves Spray bottle. Shake well.

Thieves Bug Spray #2

  • 10  drops Thieves essential oil blend
  • 5 drops of a citrus oil such as Lemon, Lime, Orange, or Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Clove essential oil

Put the essential oils into a spray bottle. Add 2 ounces of distilled water. Shake vigorously before using.


  • Spray in the cracks and crevices of the bedframe, mattress, and flooring.
  • Spray bed linens.

Hint: This is imperative when traveling. To avoid bringing home any bedbugs, make a sachet by spraying on either a cotton ball, round, or washcloth. Place inside your suitcase.

Make sure to read my next blog later this month when the focus will be on getting rid of bedbugs for good with Thieves.

I would love to include some of your ideas, so either comment on this blog or send them directly to me at grusso@youngliving.com.


—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

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