Insect repellant

by Jojo
(Florida)

I am trying to locate a recipe for a soap or lotion that would keep the bugs off of me while camping, mosquitos are the main problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Jo jo

Answer:

Incorporating essential oils that are bug repelling into your recipes...either soap or lotion or both are a good way to go.

Visit my page on Blending Scents for a list of bug repelling essential oils.

Cathy

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Insect repellent soap
by: Anonymous

I tried a recipe blending citronella, cedar wood and anise seed EOs in a soap and it worked well.

For a 1800 grams recipe I blended: 3 tbsps citronella, 2 tbsps of the other two.

Some people use neem oil as one of the components of the soap, but I have never tried it.

The other EO that is very effective is chamomile but it is very pricey.

Good luck!


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Try Neem Oil
by: Anonymous

Or use Neem oil/flakes. Neem oil is from India...the smell isn't that pleasant, but it works wonders on keeping the insects away, not only from humans, but also pets!

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