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Essential Oil Insect Repellent Recipe

Italy - 15 Aug 12

You don’t need to douse yourself in toxic chemicals in order to keep the mosquitoes away. Try this great-smelling alternative made with a mix of essential oils Fill a small bottle/spray bottle (50-100ml) with a skin-friendly carrier oil such as olive, almond, jojoba or coconut. Never put essential oils directly on your skin. Add a few drops of citronella, eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender essential oils. Shake. Apply lightly directly onto your skin/clothes and get back to enjoying your barbeque, camping, or evening stroll! *This product should not be ingested! Do you have any recipes for homemade products or green living tips that you’d like to share? Send them to us at with “Good Enough to Eat” in the subject line. Photo by Erin Bolwidt/Courtesy Flickr.



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