We all know deet is kinda scary, right? The Environmental Working Group gave it a score of 5 out of 10 on their toxicity scale… mainly due to concerns about skin and respiratory irritation. Fun stuff! Not really. But on the other hand, West Nile and Lyme’s Disease don’t give a girl a warm and fuzzy feeling either – not to mention just getting eaten up by mosquitoes is dreadful…What’s a Mama to do then??
You may have guessed it, make your own! Yet again, I’ve found myself turning to essential oils to save the day.
Have you heard all the buzz lately about essential oil bug repellant blends? It seems like its been everywhere lately…I’m sure it works super great, but I don’t have any yet (it is on my short list though!). Until I get my hands on a bottle, I needed to come up with something with what I had.
Maybe you’re in the same boat? Have some oils but don’t have the repellant blend yet? Enter this DIY bug spray!
It works really well. I took my two kiddlets on a hike on a Florida trail a few weeks ago, and we sure saw our fair share of mosquitoes! It had been raining for days, so you can just imagine the swarms we saw! But they pretty much left us alone. It was amazing! Yes we got a few bites, but trust me, we should have been eaten alive out there! And bonus! This spray does double duty as an anti-itch spray. So if a few buggers do get ya, you can get some instant cooling relief from this spray as well. Yay! So here you go my friends, enjoy the outdoors this summer!
BUG REPELLANT and BITE RELIEF SPRAY
2 oz Spray Bottle
3 drops Melaluca Essential Oil
3 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
3 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
3 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Fill your spray bottle with witch hazel and add in your essential oils. Give it a shake and spray as you would any bug repellant. Easy as that!
Curious about essential oils? Have questions? Want to learn more? Click HERE to join my private Essential Oils Facebook Group! Come join in the conversation! It’s a great place to learn and get your questions answered. I’d love to see you there!
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