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Bug Repellent Lotion Spray

May 23, 2016 4 Comments

Bug Repellent Lotion Spray

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One thing I dislike about natural bug repellents is how dry my skin feels after the water, alcohol or witch hazel base evaporates away. I discovered an easy, velvety, absorbable solution that actually feeds your skin while it protects and repels. What's the groundbreaking option for a DIY Bug Repellent? A dry oil base that actually feels more like a lightweight lotion on your skin and dispenses from a spray bottle beautifully for an even application. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil is a game changer and I don't know of any other natural bug repellent that utilizes this healthy oil for it's base. bug-repellent

A dry oil like rosehip seed oil in a bug repellent does several things, it absorbs into the skin rather than evaporating into the air and the film it creates on your skin helps mask the sweet smell of you, the bug magnet (along with a few key compelling yet repelling essential oils of course). I like to use Lemongrass - did you know that Citronella is derived from a varieties of Lemongrass species? It is, it's good stuff in a bug repellent or on a sore knee. I also add Clove Bud essential oil - lovely, spicy Clove. "Clove oil gave the longest duration of 100% repellency (2 to 4 hours) against all three species of mosquito." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16041723 Last but not least, Peppermint essential oil - a good one to ward off spiders and mice, you can bet it's going in my bug repellent too.

Common sense stuff: When bugs are voracious apply bug repellent and, wear long sleeves, long pants, a hat, socks and shoes whenever possible. Rosehip Seed Oil may be slightly photosensitive if out in the sun for long periods of time so cover up! Save 10% on all CW Essential Oils, Herbal Salves, Serums and more with coupon code: campwander in the CW Shop. FREE shipping in the USA and, a FREE Salve Sample with every purchase!

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ingredients
  • 20 drops CW Lemongrass essential oil
  • 20 drops CW Clove Bud essential oil
  • 20 drops CW Peppermint essential oil
  • Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
  • 2 oz spray bottle
Directions
  1. Add essential oils to the empty bottle, top off with Rosehip Seed Oil, tip upside down to blend. Spray skin as needed, massage oils in, apply every 2 hrs.
  2. A test patch is recommended.

Recipe By: CampWander




4 Responses

KK
KK

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca,
Any idea on the effectiveness of this recipe against ticks? Love all of your sharing…thank you and keep it coming!:)
KK

Amanda
Amanda

May 10, 2017

Hi, I made some bug spray last summer and still have a bottle of it. Would it lose its effectiveness now or do I not have to make a new one for this summer?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Andrea I think you’ll be absolutely fine using Geranium in your deodorant base, it’s blended with Frankincense, Clove Bud and the salve ingredients which temper each other.

Andrea
Andrea

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca! I’m getting ready to melt and pour my next stick of deodorant in the near future using your ultimate base (which I absolutely love!) and came to this post for advice on EOs to use that won’t attract bugs for when I’m doing yard work (as much as I love geranium in deodorant I’m sure it will only increase bugs and bees). Would your above blend be good for deodorant or do you have any other recommendations? Thanks! :)

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