Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Natural Bug Repellant

From a mom in one of my ASD groups.

1 part essential oil with 10-20 parts carrier oil or alcohol.

For a smaller batch, start with:
10-25 drops (total) essential oils
2 TBS carrier oil or alcohol

The essential oils that work well against mosquitoes are:
cinnamon oil
lemon eucalyptus

Safe carrier oils and alcohols include:
olive oil
any other cooking oil
witch hazel

Mix it together. Use a solid colored spray bottle. You can rub or spray it onto skin or clothing. *Some oils can stain clothing.
This has to be reapplied after about an hour or after swimming or exercise.
Store in a dark bottle away from sunlight or heat.

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