As I promised on Twitter, I'm providing an easy to follow recipe that's a safe alternative to traditional bug sprays and repellents. This is a light spray that will leave your skin fresh, lightly scented, and most importantly chemical free. This mixture is recommended for all skin types, except the overly sensitive. Prep time takes about 5-10 minutes and this recipe yields approximately 2 cups or 16 ounces.
Bug Be Gone
What You'll Need:
2 cups of Witch Hazel
1 teaspoon of Vegetable Glycerin
20 drops of Citronella Essential Oil
20 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
16 oz spray bottle (or a few that equal the equivalent)
Combine all of the above ingredients, as simple as 1-2-3 and voila' you're all done. If you have a 16 ounce bottle then ingredients may be added directly into it but, if you are using several bottles, you will need to combine the ingredients in a bowl or dish then funnel them into your bottles.