Here’s my favorite 'do-it-yourself' insect repellent spray for anyone looking for a safer alternative this summer ☀️. One batch makes about 250mL. I source many of my oils and ingredients in bulk from a Mississauga company called New Directions Aromatics in case you are looking to get crafting in bulk! Otherwise most are widely available at health food stores or health sections of grocery stores. Enjoy!
30 drops Geranium essential oil
30 drops Citronella essential oil
20 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil
1 tbsp rubbing alcohol or vodka
1/2 cup witch hazel
1/2 cup water
optional 1 tsp of glycerin
Mix all the ingredients in an 8oz bottle and mix well. Add to spray bottle of your choice.
Shake well before use. Apply liberally.