Alarmed by the recent advisories about EEE? I hear you! Especially since summer seems to have returned (I'm looking at you October). Some of the best times we spend outside are from "dusk to dawn"...ijs. Anyway, we thought we'd share some natural alternatives we depend on to keep ourselves as bite-free as possible.
If you have a few minutes and ingredients; you can whip up a batch of Natural Bug Repellent Spray. By the way, ANY combination of the following EO's (Essential Oils) will do!
- Tea Tree
Natural Bug Repellent Spray
30 Drops Neem
30 Drops Citronella
30 Drops Lavender
1 tbsp. vodka or rubbing alcohol
1/2 cup natural witch hazel
1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a glass container. Shake well before using. I like to use travel size 2 oz. spray bottles and keep them refilled (great for travel too). Use this spray directly on skin or clothing (fabric test before use).
Short on time? Visit our friends at South Shore Naturals; you can purchase their awesome Buzz Off Lotion Bar here, https://southshorenaturals.wixsite.com/main/lotion-bars.