Natural Insect Repellent Recipe


| 6/9/2016 11:32:00 AM


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Natural Insect Repellent Recipe

This formulation is safe for pregnant and lactating women, children 3 years and older, and those with sensitive skin. Its delicate floral-green scent appeals to everyone except bugs. This version uses oil as its base ingredient, which leaves skin feeling velvety-soft and nongreasy. Organic soybean oil has natural bug-repellent properties, but you can substitute any lightweight base oil.

Caution: Use one of the two species of eucalyptus essential oil specified. Do not use other species of eucalyptus.



Ingredients:

• 16 drops each of the following essential oils: lavender, geranium, eucalyptus (species radiata or smithii)
• 1⁄2 cup organic soybean base oil
• 4-ounce spritzer, pump or squeeze bottle



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