When I was a little girl I would say that I must be really sweet because the mosquitos could always find me. I swear they bypass other people just to get to me. I try to always have mosquito repellent on hand while I’m outdoors but my pregnancy has me concerned about the ingredients in most repellents. I also want to be mindful about what I spray on my daughter to keep bugs at bay. You may have similar concerns but have no fear, my DIY bug spray is all natural and quite lovely.
I’ve really gotten into essential oils over the last year or so. I use Tarte’s Maracuja oil on my face every morning and night and it has never looked better. Although, the so-called “pregnancy glow” could have something to do with that too. Beauty aside, why not utilize the magical powers of essential oils to repel bugs and mosquitos too? Here’s the recipe.
Bug Spray with Lavender Essential Oil
15 drops lavender oil
4 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup lemon juice
16 oz. water
Fill a spray bottle with the ingredients. Shake. Spray!