Are you clinging to these summer nights? It's the time of the year that I want to spend every minute outside. But each night, there is a that dreaded hour when the mosquitos come out and threaten to ruin our fun. But there's a wonderful natural option that keeps the fun going and the bugs away: DIY Insect Repellent!
The toxic bug spray is a thing of the past now that we use essential oils for just about everything! Our main summer essentials: citronella and lemongrass oils!
DIY Insect Repellent
In a 2oz glass bottle, combine:
5 drops citronella,
5 drops lemongrass,
5 drops purification, and
5 drops peppermint oils.
1/4 part witch hazel
3/4 part water, preferably distilled
*For little ones, use 2 drops each of citronella, purification, and lavender instead.
Boom! Bugs be gone! Looking forward to enjoying those summer nights while not having to be eaten alive!
If you prefer pre-made insect repellent, check out our DEET-free, plant-based repellent that protects against ticks and mosquitos! It smells amazing and works incredibly! Plus it also comes in wipe form so it's super easy when on the go or wrangling the kids!