Living Life Naturally

Beating The Bugs Away

I think I may just have mentioned how much I enjoy walking. The scenery in this part of North Wales is SO stunning. And walking is FREE – another of my favourite things!

This weather being as glorious as it is though does tend to bring the insects out to play.

Apparently it is the temperature of your blood which attracts them and I suspect that mine must be just right!

It’s not that I begrudge them the right to eat – I just wish they wouldn’t always eat ME!

So, not to let a little thing like being someone’s favourite meal get in the way of my enjoyment I came up with a simple recipe to keep them at bay. My own insect repellent is quick and easy to make, a whole lot cheaper than anything you will find in the shops, contains no nasty chemicals, and………….. IT WORKS!

I make a large batch and then store it in a well-scoured glass bottle. I fill a perfume atomiser (found one cheaply in a discount store) and carry it with me to top up as and when I need.

Here’s the recipe if you want to make your own:

20 Drops Lemon grass Essential Oil

20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

4 Fluid Ounces Water

Directions:

Combine in a  bottle and shake well then transfer what you require to an atomiser.

Spray on clothes, shoes and yourself, including hair, to repel ticks and bugs.

Hope it works for you too

Till next time

Lesley xx

Comments on: "Beating The Bugs Away" (2)

  1. oo, fantastic tip!! Thank you – will be adding essential oils to my shopping list!! 🙂

    • Local Health Shops usually have a limited range but I can get both Tea Tree & Eucalyptus from my local Home Bargains. Otherwise Ebay is pretty good too. 🙂

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