This blend of essential oils is high in anti-microbial properties. The oils are highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-infectious and help to protect the body against such illnesses as flu, colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, etc. “Bug” Defense is a *hot* blend. Dilute with a carrier oil such as Jojoba or Coconut and apply to bottoms of feet. Some apply to throat, stomach and abdomen, but we caution that if you desire to apply to other parts of your body than the bottoms of feet to dilute adequately and test on a small area first to see if there is any reaction such as skin irritation. Bug Defense is safest when applied to the bottom of the feet, as it may irritate these other areas or sensitive skin. THIS IS NOT A BUG REPELLENT!