Spring and summer are the best times of the year to get out and play outside, but those pesky flying bugs (Mosquitoes, Gnats, etc) can turn an outdoor adventure in to a nightmare. Sure there are plenty of commercial bug repellents out there, but most of them contain chemicals like DEET that, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want them soaking in to my skin. Fortunately there are some Essential Oils out there that work well at keeping the bugs away. Here is a simple, yet effective, bug repellent made from Essential Oils.
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- 8 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 Drops Thyme Essential Oil
- 4 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- Small Glass Spray Bottle
Simply combine all the Essential Oils and the Olive Oil together in the glass spray bottle. Then fill the remainder of the bottle with water and shake until well combined.
Shake well prior to each use. To use, spray on your skin and around any openings in your clothing around the ankles and neck. Feel free to massage in to your skin. It’s that easy.