Introduction: How to Make Organic Insect Repellent

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Are you bitten in the summer? If so, you would want something organic. Not those chemically factory made repellents. You need something fresh.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need: Lemongrass, lavender, thyme, and peppermint essential oils and cetaphile lotion or any untreated regular lotion. Most of these items can be found at moutainroseherbs.com or eden'sgarden.com. Then you'll need bottle with a working cap (preferably glass), a toothpick, a label, and a pen.

Step 2: Add Add Add

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First add the lotion into the bottle then add the following per ounce. 2 drops lemongrass, 1drop thyme, lavender, and peppermint.

Step 3: Mixing Time!

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Mix the solution together until even.

Step 4: Label and Finish

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Write down the title(natural insect repellent lotion), the date and ingredients. Stick it on and you're finished!!!!

Comments

artlife (author)2013-06-25

Sorry here is the link;  http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/insect/                                                                                                        

artlife (author)2013-06-25

On the EPA website the effective natural repellents have a much higher concentration of essential oils than you are using. Check out the site http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/insect/
It may not matter how effective your repellent is depending upon where you live. Here we have had several extremely serious cases of Dengue fever, and since I have other health issues I consider every mosquito bite to be potentially Fatal . I use Dr Bronner's peppermint soap to discourage insects a bit. It seems to help. But, I also use commercial repellants.
I am glad that your mix works for you and it may help others in areas without dengue, malaria or west nile virus, etc.