Make Your Own Bug Spray
Fall is on its way!!! And along come those long lazy nights of sitting by the firepit in our sweatshirts roasting marshmallows and conversing with friends. Some of my favorite memories and most relaxing moments are around the fire. Only one problem: MOSQUITOS! Who really likes those buggers anyway? I have the perfect solution:
Make your own bug spray!!!
There are so many benefits.
1. You are using all natural ingredients- NO DEET!
2. Bugs build up a tolerance to the chemicals in store brand products. They are NOT able to do the same with essential oils. There are literally THOUSANDS of chemical compounds in essential oils so these buggers just can't cut it! Combine more than two, and your results are even better.
3. Once you purchase essential oils, they last forever. You are only using DROPS from each bottle.
Here's your list of ingredients:
2 Tb of a carrier oil (I tend to use grapeseed)
1 tsp cheap vodka
6 oz. witch hazel
2 oz water
45 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
15 dr rosemary essential oil
15 dr lavender essential oil
8 dr. citronella essential oil
8 dr tea tree essential oil
Mix all ingredients together. Shake well before each use. Apply liberally ever 4-6 hours. We have used this recipe with much success while camping as well. Good luck with your creations!
****I am not a doctor/expert nor do I pretend to be one. I am sharing personal information only as to what has worked for us. Essential oil benefits listed for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any of your ailments. If you have any concerns about the ingredients listed, please seek a physicians advice.****