We have had requests for more ways to promote “worry-free outdoor experiences,” so here’s another recipe and some tips for you. You might also enjoy these recipes and this one.
Don’t forget: being exposed to chemicals from bug sprays is dangerous to your body!
In a 2-4oz. spray bottle of distilled water, add the following Young Living essential oils:
- 10 drops Thieves® essential oil blend
- 5 drops Citronella
- 5 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Purification™ essential oil blend
- 5 drops Lemon
- Pinch of Epsom or sea salt (prevents oil from clogging nozzle spray)
Mix well before use, and spray on clothes and skin frequently.
In addition to netted tents [?] or portable gazebos fitted with netting to make outdoor gatherings more pleasant, you could also think of using an outdoor lamp with Young Living Citronella oil to provide a peaceful, relaxing time outside. As always, follow common sense caution to make sure lamp stakes are firmly planted in ground and not near any dry brush which could start a fire, and keep out of reach of children.
Note: The EPA has not approved essential oils as “Bug Repellant” so we are not able to use that label on any of our recipes.