Is it safe to use neem oil for bed bugs? Or is there something better? I’m about to travel through some developing countries where bed bugs are really common and I don’t want bites.
Flora Johnson, Laramie, WY
Best wishes on your trip. I hope all goes well. And as for your question about whether it’s safe to use neem oil for bed bugs, it is. You can apply it directly on your skin before bedtime to keep bed bugs at bay.
In fact, neem oil repels many kinds of insects and disrupts their reproductive cycle if they consume it. Without a doubt, you’ll be fascinated by all the things that neem oil can do well. Check out this article for details: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/39-fascinating-uses-and-benefits-of-neem-oil/
If you’re traveling where mosquitoes are a problem, you might like to know that neem oil repels these pests. It also deters ticks and fleas, especially on animals. Should you ever need to treat scabies or ringworm on a cat or dog, you can rub neem oil right onto their skin.
As for humans, this natural plant oil also helps heal skin problems and other illnesses. In fact, Ayurvedic medicine uses neem to treat everything from gum disease to baldness. It’s a great conditioner for hair, and it relieves the itching associated with psoriasis. Should you end up with lice, just take care of the problem with neem oil. Plus, lice hate the odor, so can keep them from your scalp in the first place.
Before you leave on your journey, be sure to pick up some of this extremely useful oil. It may save you from a lot of problems in the future.