Monday, July 27, 2009

Chemical Free Bug Spray

Most insect repellents you buy in the store contain chemicals and toxic aromas that are masked by synthetic fragrances. Although they seem to have no harm in small doses, using them all summer long will cause the toxins to build up in your body because everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your bod, because your skin is your biggest organ! I can't have this for my baby or me so I made my own bug spray. We tried it this summer and it actually worked! Sweetface saw a mosquito fly near him and then buzz off while he was wearing the home made spray. If you would like to try it for yourself, here is the recipe. The ingredients can be found at your local health food grocer or online. Make sure you buy quality organic products for best results.

"Fend Off" Herbal Oil Insect Repellent

1/2 cup soybean base oil

15 drops each of the following essential oils: lemongrass; geranium; catnip

10 drops basil or eucalyptus radiate essential oil

Add all ingredients directly to a storage container (I prefer a glass spray bottle - bought mine at Harry's in Marietta). Shake the mixture vigorously to blend. Allow the oil to synergize for 1 hour. Use within 6 to 12 months.

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