There is NOTHING worse than trying to eat your delicious barbecue dinner while you are constantly having to swat away bugs and mosquitos. And let’s just say that, with my history, I pull out all the stops and take all the precautions when hitting the woods or hills for a hike! Fending off those mosquitos and ticks is important, but is DEET our only safe option?
There ARE natural options!
Why are natural options important? Well, fending off those ticks and mosquitos is incredibly important, but we also need something that is effective. DEET has been the option for many years when the risk of bites is high. When I’ve had friends visiting Africa or South America, this is what they’ve taken. Their thinking is that they need something they can feel confident in. But here’s the problem. Several studies have linked products with DEET to effective on the central nervous system. In 1998, the US EPA made a statement that no product with any level of DEET can make any safety claim for children. I’m thinking this is a product that I want my family to stay away from!
After using essential oils for several years now and experiencing the benefits that we have, I am confident that this bug spray will provide the needed protection that any family will need when hiking, traveling, or even having a nice evening on their porch.
Moms need easy!
Am I right? Here is the easiest DIY project you’ll ever throw together. It’s safe to spray directly on skin for those 2 and above, and you can easily apply to hats, clothes, or shoes for those under 2.
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Now go and enjoy that bug free summer!
- 20 drops Purification
- 20 drops Rosemary
- 20 drops Lemongrass
- 2 oz spray bottle
- 2 tablespoons organic witch hazel
- Combine all ingredients in the 2 oz spray bottle and use as needed!
- Be sure to shake vigorously before using.