The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently came out with a study which stated that lemon-eucalyptus oil can be as effective as commercially produced insect repellants in the fight against mosquitoes and ticks. Another study showed that lavender oil used as aromatherapy (read: not on the skin) was an effective agent as a sleep aid, confirming the claims of the sellers of lavender oil. I know this, because any time I mention my use of Ambien, I get eleventy million recipes for lavender oil and my diffuser. Maybe eleventy billion. It’s a lot.