This is a borrowed blend from this site called DIYNatural. I came to it searching for a bug spray that wasn’t chemical, and I thought I’d give it a try! I learned a lot about this essential oil lemon Eucalyptus, so worth it… and was so happy with the result.
here goes my interpretation:
2 tablespoons of which hazel or aguardiente or vodka ( I found some Vodka)
2 tablespoons of one or a combination of the following: grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, olive oil, or neem oil (which contains natural insecticidal compounds) I had almond oil in my pantry and i also used some coconut oil.
1 teaspoon vodka (if not using already) as preservative (if not already using)
mix them on a cup
add from 100 – 130 drops of essential oils to the bottle
I chose these:
55 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus
15 drops cedarwood
15 drops lavender
15 drops rosemary
15 drops bergamot
15 drops lemongrass
Add carrier liquids to small spray bottle I used a aluminium bottle, because I used it yesterday to go into town with the children on horseback, so didn’t want glass. But it looks prettier on the blue glass which I made a batch to take with me.
So, 3 or 4 oz. works well so there is room for shaking. Add essential oils. Shake well before each use. Natural bug repellent will need to be reapplied every few hours for maximum effectiveness.
KEEP IN MIND:
As always with essential oils, women who are pregnant or nursing should consult a health practitioner before using.
Extreme caution should be used when using essential oils on young children. Ask your doctor for advice
Always perform a patch test to check for an allergic reaction before using an essential oil for the first time.
Always label homemade products well.
Dark-colored bottles work best for products containing essential oils. Store in a cool, dark place when not using.
Note: This natural homemade insect repellent is great for mosquitos, flies, and other annoying warm season bugs. Tweak to your liking and apply with confidence.