Nature Shield Blend Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week - Everyday Essentials

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Nature Shield Blend Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Nature Shield Synergy 

Therapeutic benefits

  • Creates a natural barrier against outdoor annoyances without any chemicals.
  • Can be used topically or through diffusion.
  • Keeps your outdoor area free and clear!
  • Soft scent that is herbal clean with citrus undertones.


No! This is a NOT KidSafe oil.

Dilution instructions:

For topical application, we recommend a maximum dilution of 5%.

Diffusion instructions:

All of the amazing essential oils in Nature Shield come together to create a totally unique blend, specifically formulated by our Certified Aromatherapists to keep you and your family comfortable outdoors. Add 6-8 drops to your diffuser and use outdoors to help keep bugs away.

Quick Clothing Spray

Dilute Nature Shield to 5% in Everclear and spray onto your clothing to help keep outdoor pests away.

DIY Outdoor Candle

DIY Essential Oil Outdoor Candle

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

First, secure the wick to the center of the candle holder. Then, using a double boiler, melt the beeswax completely. When the wax has melted, remove it from heat, add Nature Shield, and mix well. Slowly pour the mixture into the candle holder and make sure the wick is centered. Let it dry, then light the candle and enjoy!

Try out Nature Shield today!


113 thoughts on “Nature Shield Blend Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

    1. Hello! It was not designed for that, but we have had customers use it and it helped. That may not be the case for everyone as there are different contributing factors. We hope this helps!

  • I am reading how great this is for those pesky biting bugs, but what about the annoying gnats? Will this chase them away as well? Went camping this last weekend and I had made a bug spray blend with oils I had on hand, and although it worked great for mosquitoes (I didn’t get one bite all weekend!!) the gnats were terrible! As we have several more camping weekends planned I need relief from these little pests!

    1. In addition to some of the oils in Nature Shield like Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, you might also try Peppermint, Cedarwood and Rosemary to help repel gnats.

  • I was just at a campout where the mosquitos were horrible when I remembered I had this roll on in my purse. After I used it I wasn’t bitten by one mosquito! I’m excited to try to make a candle with this!

  • Do you know how many ounces this candle is?? Trying to figure out if it’d be worth it to make small ones for favors. lol.

    1. Five cups would be 40 ounces. You could definitely pour into smaller candle holders. Have fun creating! 🙂

  • Love Nature Shield! Have been alternating between that and Shield Me in the summers to keep bugs away!

    1. I’m wanting to use this synergy to make a spray using everclear and water. As the everclear acts as a preservative and emulsifier. Since the everclear has to be 25% and water and EO 75%. I’m thinking for a 4 oz bottle it would be 1 oz everclear, 2.8oz of distilled water, and .2 oz of Nature shield. This should be a 5 % dilution. Would this be correct?

      1. Hi Ina, yes, all your calculations are correct! But a 5% dilution might be stronger than you need it. We recommend a 1-2% dilution rate for a full-body application, whereas 5% is recommended for more acute situations and smaller areas. You can check out our comprehensive guide to dilution here.

  • I want to make a kidsafe bugspray. If I dilute Shield Me in coconut oil will it stain clothing? Is it safe to use 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol and 80 drops of Shield Me?

  • Can I use this in the vicinity of my 3 year old? I bought the kids version, but planned on using the nature shield on myself.

    1. You can safely use Nature Shield on yourself. Just be sure to use Shield Me on your little one. I hope this helps!

    1. I wouldn’t recommend it. Adding anything to wipes could change the formula they use and make it prone to bacteria growth, and could also result in undiluted essential oils on the skin.

  • I ordered this to take camping and let me tell you this stuff works! I was skeptical and even brought a can of bug spray just in case. I didn’t touch the toxic bug spray once. Not a single bug bite! Others I was camping with who declined my offer of using some got bug bites but not me. And it smells so good too.

    1. That is so wonderful to hear, Theresa! Thank you so much for sharing that feedback with us!

  • I love the smell of this synergy. Made the salve for bug bites and my husband love it. I haven’t tried it yet. Can’t wait to make these candles for my screened in deck. Going to do half and half beeswax and soy. Will let you know how it works. Thank you PT!

  • I love how you post these DIYs. They are so helpful. I haven’t gotten into any PT synergies yet. I’ve been making my own versions with the oils I have on hand. This Nature Shield was my very first attempt since getting into PT oils recently. Thank you for making things so much easier for us!! Just ordered some beeswax pearls and looking forward to making some of these candles.

  • How does everyone clean up after melting beeswax? I made a candle with the above recipe and cannot get my melting bowl clean! As soon as it’s cool enough for me to handle, the wax is hardened again! Do you just scrape it off, or leave it dirty until next time you use beeswax?

  • I love Nature Shield, cant wait to try it in candle form to place outside! I also use Shield Me for when were on vacation and I know kids will be around! I made up a lotion bar and place it in a deodorant tube to make traveling easier! Thanks for all the different ideas to use our oils in!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Laura! We are so glad our synergies are working great for you and your family!

  • Would making a spray or putting into a lotion be a better choice for applying topically? I’m want ing to put on skin as every biting big loves me! LOL

  • I’m looking for something to use in my vegetable garden to keep pests away. Would this be effective? And what application would you recommend?

    1. I’ve never used this oil for this purpose, so I cannot say! A little research might be in order. 🙂

  • I just received my Nature Shield in the mail today! Can’t wait to make my DIY bug spray! I have some 100 proof vodka that a friend gave me as a gag gift (nasty stuff, lol!) that I think would be a perfect base for the spray. Think that’ll work instead of Everclear?

  • Ooh super excited to test out the candle! A new project to test out with some fresh local beeswax 🙂

    1. You could diffuse this same synergy, or you could light the candle indoors as well. 🙂 It’s just a popular item for the outdoors.

  • Love this oil !!! Smells wonderful and does an excellent job of keeping the bugs away……and the best part is that I have peace of mind that it is good for our skin ~!!!

  • What about this blend keeps it from being kid safe? I’m new to essential oils and still have so much to learn!
    Thanks for the candle instructions. I love that idea!

    1. Great question, Rachel! Nature Shield Synergy contains Lemongrass Essential Oil, which is not safe to use around young children. If you’re looking for a KidSafe synergy to make this candle, try Shield Me — it works fantastic and only includes KidSafe oils! If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our awesome aromatherapists at [email protected]

  • Great summer spotlight! I made a ‘bug off’ roll on stick with this synergy for camping. It works great!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Shanna! So glad it works well to making camping a bit more fun without all those buggers everywhere!

    1. As of right now, none of our aromatherapists are trained in animal aromatherapy so we’re unable to offer advice on this matter. If you could send us an email, we may be able to recommend some other resources that may help ([email protected])

  • Made these with Shield Me and did half soy wax and half beeswax and it worked out great! Also made bug spray for the kids and I love that I don’t have to put chemicals on them!

  • I add a drop or two to my body lotions and tanning lotions and it has worked miracles for keeping the mosquitoes away. I am normally a mosquito magnet.

  • This is one of my favorite travel oils. We have used this in a spray on several trips to jungles, etc., It smells pleasant and really kept the bugs away. We even put a few drops on cotton balls and placed them in the cracks around the door frame and we didn’t have any unexpected ‘visitors.’

    1. Thank you for sharing, Sue! We are so glad this has worked so well for you! Especially in a jungle — that would be the ultimate test right there!

  • I can’t wait to try this! I put together a synergy of my own making for a bug spray but it wasn’t as effective as I had hoped. Next time I will just get this!

    1. Sometimes when we make our own blend they don’t quite turn out the way we expect them to! I know that has happened to me, but it’s all part of the fun of essential oils! I hope you find that Nature Shield works just how you want it to 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  • Absolutely love! People always ask what am I using for mosquitoes because it works so well!!!

  • This oil works great. I have made it into a spray and also diffuse it outside on our deck and it helps keep the bugs away.

  • Amazing! I just asked about a candle on fb and you guys deliver this. Thank you for all of the great recipes!

  • Thank you for the candle recipe! I think this would be fun to try with other oils too, but especially helpful during the summer bug months!!

    1. We are so glad you like this candle recipe, Codi! And yes — it is so fun to try with other oils! Thank you for sharing!

  • Can we sub beeswax with soy flakes? I’d like to use what I have on hand and save the beeswax for salves, thanks!

  • What is everclear and where do I find it ? Is there something else I can use to make the spray for clothing?

    1. Everclear is an high proof grain alcohol that can be purchased at some Liquor stores. It is not legal in all states, though. In this case, we’d recommend using the highest proof grain alcohol you can get.

  • I made the spray with shield me! Never thought about making a candle. What a great idea. I’ll have to try that next!!

    1. Morgan, I think you are going to be so surprised with how super easy it is to make a candle! The only tricky part is getting that wick to stay straight while the wax is drying (I usually prop the wick up by placing a plastic knife horizontally on whatever the candle is drying in, then lean the wick on that). I love using this recipe when I go camping; if kiddos are at the campsite, then I use Shield Me. Both really work well and I always get complimented on how great it smells! I hope you have fun making it!

  • One of my favorites. I dilute it in aloe gel and apply it to arms, legs, and neck. I also keep a spray on hand when we sit outside on summer nights.

  • Anxious to try nature shield! I usually mix multiple essential oils, and this will be much faster and easier!

    1. Melody, I love doing mixing, too, but sometimes it’ s just nice to have the blend ready to go! Especially when you’re trying to get rid of bugs. Thank you for sharing!

  • I have a whole new bottle of Shield Me and can’t wait to make the candles to use for the 4th of July!!! Will Sheild Me also help with ticks when used as a spray?

  • What would be a kidsafe synergy that would be similar to this? Bonus points if there isn’t any patchouli in it (I get massive headaches from anything with patchouli in it)

    1. Tiffany, the KidSafe companion is called Shield Me. Unfortunately, we lose the bonus points because it also includes Patchouli! However, there are lots of single oils that are great for keeping bugs away and work just fine for the candle DIY. Citronella, Catnip, and Cedarwood are just a few examples! I hope this helps 🙂

  • I think I’ll make 5 one cup candles from the recipe and use them as decorative lighting for my holiday evening cookout.

  • Nature Shield smells so awesome and it really works! I use it on myself and in a fly spray for my horses. Can’t wait to try making the candle!

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