Wednesday, July 4, 2012

DIY- Fourth 'O July- "Buggin Out" Skeeto Repellent

Here is what you'll need:

Image used from "Fight the bite"

Organic witch hazel, "Thayers" is my choice. 1/2 cup
Essential oils
of: Citronella, Lavender, Lemongrass (Cedarwood and Peppermint can be added as well): 5 drops each
Distilled Water (or Lavender water) 1/2 cup
Empty spray bottle
Aloe vera gel 1/2 tablespoon
vitamin e 1/2 teaspoon 

Take your empty spray bottle and funnel, pour water and witch hazel into the bottle.
Next, take your aloe gel, and vitamin e, and pour into bottle. Shake it up.
Lastly, add your drops of essential oils, and shake again.
*Always test a small amount on skin before you apply all over the skin!*
Once you have determined therre is no irritation, spray onto the exposed skin. Avoid eyes ofcourse. Keep near your picnic table, or where it can be the most accessible.