- July 16, 2008 at 5:44 pm #259922
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “patchell1”
> tired of buying chemical lotions for kids, anyone ever use a home
> recipe that works?
I have used both of these and they work very good!
This is a wonderful alternative to commercial insect repellents which
contain deet. deet can cause skin rashes, lethargy, muscle spasms,
nausea and irritability.
1/2 ounce citronella oil
1/4 ounce lavender oil
1/8 ounce pennyroyal oil
1/8 ounce eucalyptus oil
1/8 ounce tea tree oil
1/8 ounce jojoba oil
Do not use this blend undiluted on your skin. Follow these
instructions for diluting:
Insect Repellent Oil: (for use on the body)
Add 16 ounces of jojoba or almond oil to the base oil mixture and
Insect Repellent Spray:
Add 16 ounces of vodka to the base oil mixture, pour into a spray
bottle, and shake before using.
Insect Repellent Sachet
4 parts tansy
4 parts patchouli
2 parts lavender
1/2 of 1 part powdered orris root
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Fill cloth bags made from
remnants. Tie off with a bow.
Kelly in IL
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