All Natural Bug Spray

It’s hard to get a bug spray that REALLY works that does not contain harmful chemicals like ‘Deet”.  But this one is relatively effective and feeling more able to apply it liberally since it is not harming my skin helps.IMG_0649

I use a spray  bottle like the one in the picture, and add equal quantities of witch hazel and distilled water.  Add a teaspoon or two of vegetable glycerine which helps keep your skin moist, then add 40-50 drops of ‘Insect Shield’ essential oil by Plant Therapy.  This contains a mix of the essential oils that repel mosquitos such as Citronella, Eucalyptus,  Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Lavendar, Litsea, Tea Tree, Patchouli, and Catnip.  Alternately you can add some of these oils individually.

Shake well and you have your home made, non toxic, sweet smelling bug spray.



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