With the summer months warming up, insects are breeding like mad, and you might find yourself becoming covered in bites, despite your efforts.
I have heard (not sure whether this is scientifically proven or not) that insects have gotten used to the conventional insect repellents we often use and thus they are not as effective. Therefore, natural products are often more potent and effective. This, along with the fact that it is always better for the body to use natural products, is a good reason to make your own insect repellent.
Recently, on my holidays in Greece, I used this recipe and got zero bites on the entire trip! I consider this a complete success! Enjoy the recipe!
10ml vodka- so it doesn’t evaporate
10 ml carrier oil – I used rosehip oil
10 to 15 drops of essential oils – I did a mix of lemongrass, clove, lavender, rosemary and frankincense. Do it to whatever ratios you like the most. Lemongrass is especially great at repelling insects so I suggest having that at the highest amount.
Fill the remainder of the spray bottle with water
Apply to your pulse regions only, as the heat of your blood will help to radiate the smell. These regions are the inside of elbow, wrists, back of the knees, either side of the neck, and ankles.
Lots of love,