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Recipe courtesy of my talented sister
2 cups witch hazel
15 drops citronella essential oil
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil*
5 drops peppermint essential oil*
*If you don’t have lavender and peppermint essential oil on hand, you can substitute 5 more drops each of citronella and lemongrass.
NOTE: Peppermint oil can be toxic to young children, so when using this product with children, substitute 5 drops of any combination of the other oils in place of the peppermint.
- Do not spray directly on faces. Instead, spray in your hands and then rub onto your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth.
- The best protection against mosquito-borne illness is avoidance. If you can, remain indoors during their peak hours (dawn and dusk).
- This spray is not waterproof/sweat-proof, so you will need to apply again hourly to ensure continued protection. Also, it will not protect against ticks, so if you are planning an outing where tick exposure is likely, I would recommend a store-bought product that contains DEET.