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February 01, 2019

We all enjoy spending extra time outside during the warmer months. But the warmer weather also brings along insect, bugs and mosquitoes. Most insect repellant contain toxic chemicals which can be damaging to the skin and the environment. Essential oils are a great way to naturally prevent bug bites as most insect are repelled by the scent.

Here is an easy recipe for an all-natural homemade and effective insect repellent.

Homemade Insect Repellent

What you'll need:

Method:

  1. Mix half part distilled water and distilled alcohol in a 95ml spray bottle.
  2. Add the following essential oils:
    - 15 drops Citronella essential oil
    - 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil 
    - 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
    - 5 drops Lavender essential oil
    - 5 drops Geranium essential oil
  3. Shake thoroughly.

Use: Hold approximately 30cm away from the skin and spray onto exposed skin. Reapply as needed. Always do a patch test first. 

Extra tip: You can also use essential oils to heal insect bites. 

 



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