Citronella is the tried and true essential oil for bug repellent. Mix several drops with a carrier oil (olive or jojoba) and slather on exposed arms and legs to keep bugs at bay.
For a barbeque or outdoor sitting area, here is another type of non-toxic repellent that you can try. Smells and looks good enough to eat, too. Enjoy!
Here’s what you need:
- 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc)
- 40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils but these are known to help to repel the buggies)
- 2 fresh lemons
- 2 fresh limes
- 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Floating tea light candles
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