DIY Insect Repellent Blend
Ever wanted a DIY Insect Repellent Blend? Here's one that I've used and found to be effective.
The following blend is a light, lemony scent. If you'd like to add some sweetness or prefer a richer scent, try adding some vanilla, it's beautiful in any citrus blend and is said to contain insect repellent properties of it's own.
6 drops catnip essential oil
8 drops bergamot FCF essential oil
5 drops Citronella essential oil
4 drops Pennyroyal essential oil
12 drops Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil
Equals 36 drops.
Add to a 1.5oz oil base to create a 4% dilution.
If you'd like to strengthen it to a 5% dilution, use a total of 45 drops by adding 3 drops Lemon Eucalyptus, 2 drops Catnip, 2 drops Bergamot FCF and 2 drops Citronella (or your preferred combination).
Note: See safety note for Pennyroyal Essential Oil here
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