This simple blend is perfect for your purse, the car, or as a favor at an outdoor party!
It's that time of year again when the little buggers come out to attack! Here is a more natural alternative to many of the store bought repellents. If you're not sure what essential oils are, they are basically natural oils usually made by distillation of specific parts of a plant (bark, leaves, stems, etc.). The resulting oil will have the fragrance and the useful properties of the plant it was extracted from.
Essential oils should not be taken internally. When applied to the skin they should generally be diluted. The recipe shown will make approximately 1 ounce at a 3% dilution.
Aside from the essential oils and witch hazel, you will also need a mini funnel and a one ounce amber colored glass spray bottle (affiliate link) to make this simple recipe.
Here is one of my favorite "go to" books about aromatherapy (affiliate link):
Please note that essential oils for home health DO NOT replace a doctor or modern day medicine. However, some can definitely be used to supplement, or, in the case of minor medical issues, be used instead of pharmaceuticals.
Always use common sense and seek the advice of a medical professional before making any major medical decisions.
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Check our our other Essential Oil Remedies & Recipes and our Essential Oils Etc. Pinterest Board for other great uses!
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!