No bug repellent is 100% preventative against mosquitos and ticks. Re-application is key when using any type of spray. Using an all natural repellant can give you just as effective results as any other bug spray bought in the store.
I apply this all natural mosquito and tick repellent to my family in the summer. Why? Because I want to avoid all the harsh chemicals that are toxic in other bug sprays. These toxic chemicals are absorbed into our bodies through our skin. Check out this article on the toxins found in bug sprays.
In the past I found myself trying to avoid applying bug spray because of the harsh chemicals and smell I was left with. I was always worried about sleeping with the spray on. The thought of getting it into my sheets at night or leaving it on my skin for a long period of time grossed me out.
I made this spray when I started using essential oils. I put it to the test for the July 4th fireworks. To my amazement no one in the family had a bug bite. I continue to use this spray for my family with great results.
Using an all natural bug spray can repel mosquitos and ticks just as effectively. The best part about it is that I don’t have to shower the entire family before bed after using this spray. Oh and it smells fab! You will be amazed how it stands up to store bought repellents!
In a glass spray bottle
- 25 drops of Terrashiel
- 10 drops of Cedarwood
- 10 drops of Lemongrass
- 3oz Witch Hazel
- 1oz Vinegar
Terrashield– A blend of essential oils that are effective against outdoor threats such as mosquitos and ticks. Click HERE for more on this essential oil blend.
Cedarwood- A single oil that is effective against outdoor threats. Click HERE for more on this single essential oil.
Lemongrass- A single oil that is effective against outdoor threats such as mosquitos and bugs. Click HERE for more on this single essential oil.
Shake well before each application.
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