There are lots of commercial bug repellants out there, but most of them contain chemicals I don’t want to put on my body or my children’s bodies. Instead, I use essential oils to get bugs to buzz off.
Listen to my Green Divas DIY podcast segment to hear about a bug spray that works! Then read on for the recipe…
Warm 1/3 – 1/ 4 cup of coconut oil and pour into a small, closeable container. (I love to repurpose containers I have from other products, like the tins from Bach Flower Remedy lozenges.)
Mix slightly and allow to cool and solidify. In warmer weather, you may want to keep this in the fridge or a cool, dry place to keep it from liquifying.
Take a little of the balm and run between the palms of your hands and then over exposed skin before heading outside.