Keep Rabbits Out of Garden Using Essential Oils

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Rabbits got you down? Sure bunnies are cute little things when they’re hopping around in your yard. But they’re just not as cute when they’re nibbling on your lettuce! If you’re anything like me, you want to safely and effectively keep rabbits out of garden areas without causing harm to the animal. That’s where essential oils can help!

Rabbits (among many other animals) do not like the smell of peppermint. To help 3614keep rabbits out of garden areas, put 2-3 drops of Young Living Peppermint Oil on a cotton ball or piece of fabric. Then, put them around your garden to keep them away from the area. If you can find a place to put them where they will stay dry, this will keep the rain out so you won’t need to replace them as often. It’s as easy as that!

If you’re new to Young Living and want some precious oils of your own, the Premium Starter Kit is the best way to get started! You receive 11 popular oils (including Peppermint), a home diffuser and some samples of other products to try! It also gives you a wholesale membership where you will save 24% on future purchases of oils. To sign up to be a Young Living wholesale member, just click on here and get started!

Sarah Souhrada

Independent Distributor for Young Living – Distributor #2043267



We as Young Living Independent Distributors do not claim to be medical practitioners. We do not diagnose, treat or prescribe any medical treatment or advice. You should always discuss treatment of medical conditions with your medical practitioner before using any alternative therapies, natural supplements, or vitamins. The following safety precautions are guidelines only. You should consult with any aromatherapist about essential oil usage and always inform your primary care physician what you are using as they may not be conducive with his/her prescribed therapy and medications.

Essential Oil Rules for Safety:

  1. 1. Keep Essential Oils in a secure place away from children and pets.
  2. Use a variety of essential oils and rotate those which you use often to avoid sensitization and irritation. If you use a blend for 3 days, take a minimum of 3 days off and use an alternate blend those 3 days.
  3. The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Single Oils: Basil, birch, calamus, cassia, cinnamon bark, hyssop, Idaho tansy, jasmine, lavandin, mugwort, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, wintergreen. Synergistic Use the following with caution: Single Oils: Angelica, cedarwood, chamomile (German/blue), cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, cumin (Black), cypress, davana, fennel, bay laurel, marjoram, mountain savory, myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, spearmint, vetiver, yarrow.
  4. Read and follow instructions carefully.
  5. Always take precautions with using Aromatherapy.
  6. Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend.
  7. If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with a carrier oil or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
  8. Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath the first time: Aniseed, Black pepper, Camphor (rectified), Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus globulus, Ginger, Juniperberry, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.
  9. If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
  10. The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy: Cajeput, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Peppermint, Rosemary



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