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      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “patchell1” wrote:

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      > tired of buying chemical lotions for kids, anyone ever use a home

      made

      > recipe that works?

      >

      I have used both of these and they work very good!

      Insect Repellent

      This is a wonderful alternative to commercial insect repellents which

      contain deet. deet can cause skin rashes, lethargy, muscle spasms,

      nausea and irritability.

      base mixture:

      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

      blend thoroughly.

      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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