Summer is here for most of us. It is hot, hot, hot. But it also means lazing by the pool, picnics outdoors, grilling etc…. So many different ways to get bit by all kinds of gross bugs. Why not make your own repellant instead of using the chemical concoction sold commercially? Your skin will definitely thank you.
I share with you 2 recipes that I’ve used since I was a child.
Clove Repellant: Add cloves (10-12 pieces) to 20oz of rubbing alcohol in a sealed glass jar and let the cloves infuse for a week. Strain the alcohol into a new jar. Add equal parts of alcohol and almond oil to a spray bottle and liberally spray yourself before going outdoors.
Eucalyptus – Lavender Repellant: Add two parts of eucalyptus oil to 4 parts lavender in a jar containing pure water. Shake to mix well. Add desired amount to a spray bottle and apply. It smells heavenly and works wonders. You can also use this mix to soothe existing bites.