DIY Essential Oil Bug Repellent Spray
On these beautiful summer days don't let the bugs chase you indoors! Try this mild but effective essential oil bug repellent recipe and watch the insects flee.
Edens Garden's Citronella and Lavender Bug Repellent Spray (for a 3 oz. bottle):
2 oz. Distilled Water.
Optional: Use half water and half witch hazel, which you can buy at most drug stores, if you want to keep the mixture from separating once it's shaken. If you use all water, the mix will separate after sitting, so just shake well before use.
30 Drops of Edens Garden Lavender Essential Oil
30 drops of Edens Garden Citronella Essential Oil
3 oz. Travel-sized Spray Bottle (We got ours at Target)
Edens Garden's Citronella offers just as much to the mix, not to mention a balanced lemon aroma. Citronella essential oil is used to treat colds, fatigue, headaches and excessive perspiration. It has antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, and anti-parasitic properties. The essential oil is nontoxic and non-irritant but may cause skin irritations in some individuals. If you are unsure, don't spray directly on skin, but on socks, hats and clothing. Avoid use of citronella during pregnancy.