Our Summer Issue is full of Natural Summer First Aid and Safety Tips… including this recipe for making your own natural insect repellent.
Why go to the trouble of putting together a non-toxic first aid kit if you’re going to keep spraying your family down with DEET to keep mosquitoes at bay? Commercial insect repellents are toxic, smell awful, and can cause skin rashes and breathing problems in people sensitive to the chemicals they contain.
Here’s a natural alternative that you can feel good about using (and it smells great, too!)
In a 4 ounce glass spray bottle with a fine mist setting, combine:
- 3 ounces of distilled water
- 15 drops of Citronella essential oil
- 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
Essential oils don’t dissolve in water, so be sure to shake the bottle before each use.
Mist skin and clothing with the mixture and reapply it as needed.
Lavender, Eucalyptus and Lemongrass have dozens of uses when it comes to keeping your family healthy and cleaning & greening your home. Find the oils at Old South Essential Oils.