When we use essential oils we are borrowing the communication system from plants. The plant creates chemicals to attract the ‘good’ insects and other chemicals to repel the ‘bad’ insects.
- Here are a few oils that you can use: cedarwood, citronella, lavender, lemon grass, basil, eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint – where to buy
- Choose 3-5 essential oils. I always use a little lavender as it is so gentle on the skin
- Add a TOTAL of 15-18 drops essential oils for adults, or 5-6 drops for children to ONE ounce of either a light oil (grapeseed, apricot) or aloe vera gel. (if you use aloe vera, remember to shake well before each use)
- Its that simple, OR you can buy some readymade 🙂
ENJOY your bug free summer! Oh, and if you do get bit, try these:
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