Mosquito and insect season in Charleston is bad. Mosquito bites are the worst, they itch and make me miserable. It used to make me avoid going outside.
I have tried just about every natural bug spray on the market and I couldn’t find any that worked. The ones that did work had way more toxic ingredients that I’m comfortable spraying on mine and my family’s bodies. I don’t want them soaking in through our skin or breathing the fumes they let off. The choices were toxins or just stay inside. Staying inside during the gorgeous, sun-filled weather isn’t any fun. There’s too much sand and salt water to absorb!
When I found the Young Living insect repellent, I was excited! It works great and leaves my skin feeling great. Have you ever used an insect repellent that made your skin feel amazing? This one does. My hubby wasn’t excited about it being a lotion that you had to rub on. He likes the convenience of a spray. I couldn’t find a spray we could agree on. Luckily, a friend shared this little gem of a hack and now we have the best of both worlds! #winwin! Have questions about using oils in your life? Join me in the Essential Oil Academy and get all your questions answered!
MAKING YOUR INSECT REPELLENT SPRAY
Turning your insect repellent lotion into a bug spray couldn’t be easier. I know pump bottles are convenient but I think these continuous spray bottles are the BOMB. They help you cover a lot of skin surface area and they spray clean. I peeled the label off the insect repellent lotion bottle and slapped it on the spray bottle. This way, none of the villagers will be confused about what is actually in there.
You will need:
- Insect Repellent (if you don’t have a Young Living account, let me know, I can help you get one!)
- Witch Hazel (get a good brand)
- Spray Bottles
You’re going to use equal parts insect repellent and witch hazel. Just pour them into the bottle. Do not add any water. Shake well before each use. Simple!
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