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'Natural Summer Solutions, Tips & Fun' - Homemade Bug Spray

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Today's activity is homemade bug spray.

With summer comes bugs, especially mosquitoes. Help to prevent bug bites with a homemade bug spray or lotion.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons of a carrier oil (I used coconut oil but Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oils are good options)

5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

15 drops of Lavender Oil

Mix oils together. Put into a small spray bottle or if you used coconut oil a small mason jar will work.

Is this a recipe you would try? Do you have a different bug spray recipe that you use? 

by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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Rosamaria101
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM
This but i bet it smells wonderful


Quoting Monkiebut:

I would not use this simply because I don't have the igrediants :/

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youngmom16
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I'm definitely gonna try this seeing as those new tiger mosquitoes are in my area
babycarney08
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM
I want to make this! Hopefully it works. Bug sprays don't work here in pa. I'm allergic to skettos my bites get huge like softballs!
catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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My recipe is four ounces filtered water and twenty drops lavender oil.. works well for us! 


                
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tisaynababae
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Looking forward to trying it out.
hapababies
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 12:42 AM
I won't try this recipie because eucalyptus oil scares the crap out of me. Until I learn how to use it safely, I'm not using it at all.
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Jun. 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I bought a natural repellent but I'll keep this in mind
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Jun. 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM
What is wrong with it? Genuine question

Quoting hapababies:

I won't try this recipie because eucalyptus oil scares the crap out of me. Until I learn how to use it safely, I'm not using it at all.
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Jun. 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Health stores or Whole Foods

Quoting Emeraldmama7:

Where do we find all of these items at?  I usually just shop at Wal-Mart but I'm not sure I could find all of the ingredients there.....

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DebraE0322
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I'll try this one the next time we go camping!

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