If you are like me and have sensitive skin or a small child or simply don’t want to use chemical insect repellants, it is easy to make your own.
I used essential oils to create my own blend. I gave it a hard core test right off the bat. We were in a hay field watching fire works. All three of us used it. My daughter and I did not get a single bite. My husband got two. I’d call that success! Since he is normally eaten alive.
Here is the recipe I used:
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted<—-It is so hot in my house that it was already melted at room temperature.
- 12 drops citronella essential oil
- 6 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract <— home made
Put into a spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto hands and apply to the desired exposed body parts. Avoid the face though so it won’t run into eyes.