How to Make Organic Insect Repellent

Introduction: How to Make Organic Insect Repellent

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

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 or eden' Then you'll need bottle with a working cap (preferably glass), a toothpick, a label, and a pen.

Step 2: Add Add Add

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!

Mix the solution together until even.

Step 4: Label and Finish

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

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    9 years ago on Introduction

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    On the EPA website the effective natural repellents have a much higher concentration of essential oils than you are using. Check out the site
    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.