Friday, June 27, 2008

Natural Insect Repellent

Mosquitoes love me. I'm sweet as candy to them.

Before we left Phoenix, I read this article about making a natural insect repellent. Then I read this article. Both inspired me to make my own.

Here's the concotion I used and have been quite pleased with the results. Heaven's knows I'm in mosquito country now.

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops lavender oil
4 drops tea tree oil
4 drops lemongrass oil
2 drops peppermint oil
2 teaspoons witch hazel
8 ounces water

Pour into a spray bottle and shake. Apply at least every two hours. It smells wonderful.


John and Pam said...

Thank you!!! You know mosquitos love me too and I hate the smell of OFF. Thanks!

MajorScoop said...


Julie said...

thank you thank you thank you... I am going to try it. I am so excited. And it isn't going to kill me or the boys if I get it in their mouths!!!

I wish Eli and I could be there for the obstacle course.

Have fun...and i love hearing stories about JI and the tape... ha ha

Betsy said...

Thank you for posting the recipe.
A group of us were discussing natural repellents, mostly for use on our dogs, just this past weekend.


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