Monday, August 8, 2011

Natural Insect Repellent

Prep time:  10 minutes
Yield:  2 Ounces insect repellent

1/4 teaspoon citronella oil
1/4 teaspoon eucalyptus oil
1/8 teaspoon pennyroyal oil
1/8 teaspoon cedar wood oil
1/8 teaspoon geranium oil
2 ounces vodka or rubbing alcohol  ( I prefer Everclear for less of an alcohol smell)

Place in spray bottle.  Choose one that isn't plastic if possible.  Essential oils can break down the plastic of bottles.  Apply directly to skin.  Reapply as necessary.  The scent disappears faster than those repellents which are not natural.

This recipe from the book, Aromatherapy for dummies!

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