Natural Insect Repellent

by Trisha

From The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood

Essential oil blend:

  • 4 drops thyme
  • 8 drops lemongrass
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 4 drops peppermint

Put drops on tissue and put near your bed to deter night mosquitoes. Or cut up ribbon or paper, and put a drop of essential oil on each piece and hang around an outdoor dining table.

For an oil, dilute 2 drops in teaspoons of oil or add to any lotion you have. Make a water-based splash by adding 5 drops of the blend to 1 T. of witch hazel.

For a larger amount of oil-based body rub, prepare 2 T. vegetable oil mixed with 30 drops of lavender oil and rub on exposed skin. (Base rule is 5 drops per 1 teaspoon)

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