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Make a diluted mixture using these essential oils to make a natural insect repellent. (recipe below)

  • Mosquitoes – Catnip, citronella, clove, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, tea tree, eucalyptus
  • Fleas – Lavender, lemongrass, rosemary
  • Spiders – Patchouli, peppermint
  • Ants – Cinnamon, tea tree
  • Ticks – Rosemary, lemongrass, lavender
  • Lice – Tea Tree, peppermint, cedarwood
  • Moths – Cedarwood
  • Chiggers – Lemongrass, lavender
  • Gnats – Patchouli

A good recipe is (this is like making a tincture)

  • 3/4 C vodka
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp of essential oil (you can blend oils together)

Store in a spray bottle

Since this is a natural insect repellent it won’t last as long as a store bought one. Reapply the mixture every 45 minutes while outside. Don’t forget to wear sunblock either if you’re out in the sun 🙂

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