I so enjoy the comments y’all leave on my projects and posts. I read each and every one of them, and I try hard to respond to them all. Things recently have been far more hectic than usual, so if I have neglected to thank you for a comment you have left in the last week or so, please accept my profuse apology! Know that I appreciate each and every one of your kind words. One of these days I will get caught up and stay that way. I promise!
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.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.