The weather has been so lovely in Kentucky lately, so I’ve been spending more time outdoors, especially in the early morning, when I love having quiet time out on the deck, and in the evening when I enjoy eating dinner out there and just spending some downtime with the family. Sometimes, I even take my laptop out and do some work late into the night.
Essential Oils Insect Repellent Recipe
For a master blend or spray bottle, mix together the following essential oils. If making a master blend to store for multiple uses, add to a 10 ml glass bottle with an orifice reducer.
I also make a roll-on bottle to keep in my purse for those times I find myself exposed to mosquitoes but don’t have the spray available. I make a 5% dilution by adding 10 drops of the above master blend recipe to one of these roller bottles and then fill it to the top with a carrier oil. It’s best to mix with a carrier oil to reduce the possibility of a skin reaction. I generally just roll some on around my ankles and in the bend of my elbows. This method seems to work great for those “hanging around the backyard” or walking at the park times. It’s super handy to carry in my purse or pocket. The other day, we met friends at the park and I whipped it right out of my purse, after getting a bite immediately. My friend used it, too, and now wants the recipe for a 2-week RV trip her family will soon take.
Kid Safe Insect Repellent Recipe
For young children (under the age of 6), use the following recipe:
My current favorite essential oils supplier is Rocky Mountain Oils (formerly Native American Nutritionals), but certainly, buy from whomever you are most comfortable. Just be sure you are using “pure” essential oils.
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Never use essential oils undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not ingest unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep essential oils away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).
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