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DIY Bug-Repellent Oil

Posted by Smita Kishore on

The only downside to the start of summer is the increase of mosquitoes! But lucky for you, I have a super easy bug repellent recipe that you can make in less than 5 minutes, with ingredients found at any natural foods store :)

Recipe

  • Ingredients
    • 4oz Organic Jojoba Oil
    • 10 drops Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil (replace with organic Citronella essential oil for children under 10)
    • 10 drops Organic Rosemary Essential Oil (replace with organic Geranium essential oil for children under 10)
    • 5 drops Organic Lavender Essential Oil
    • NOTE: Essential oils are highly concentrated and the recommended safe dilution is 1%-2%. This recipe is for a 1% essential oil dilution, as I believe less is more. However, if you need something stronger, you may increase the dilution to 2% by doubling the number of drops of essential oils above. 
  • Instructions
    • Add jojoba oil into a 4oz dark amber glass bottle.
    • Add in the essential oils and shake well to incorporate.
    • Shake before use and apply liberally as needed. 
    • NOTE: Always perform a patch test before using. People can still be allergic to organic things! Discontinue use if irritation occurs. 

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    • Thanks for the recipe.

      Vijay Mahajan on

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