Mosquito - they are a total pain! :)
Here is a natural remedy recipe that you can use for your family.
Essential oils citronella, lemongrass, and lavender
For added tick protection you will want to also include tea tree oil or geranium
14 oz. bottle of witch hazel - you can buy this at your local grocery store
a spray bottle
Mix together all the ingredients in your spray bottle (a funnel will make it easier to pour into your spray bottle)
20 drops citronella
20 drops lemongrass
12 drops lavender
For added tick protection add 12-15 drops of tea tree oil or geranium
Shake it all together - it will look cloudy. Make sure you shake before applying every time. Be sure to label your spray bottle, "Bug Spray".
You can spray this on your arms, legs, neck, ankles, feet, stomach and be sure to rub it in. You can also spray it in the area you sitting around. Do not spray on face or in eyes.
*Please note: This mosquito spray has not been tested to be effective at preventing mosquito-borne illnesses (such as West Nile Virus). If you are concerned about contracting such an illness, please use a different product containing DEET. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s directions for use and safety. Products containing oil of lemon and eucalyptus specify that they are not to be used on children under the age of three years. Do not spray on face, eyes or genitalia.
Ask your health coach today about NOW FOODS Essential Oils!
When walking my dogs I have sprayed this on their, harnesses, collars and leashes.
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