It seems the mozzies have gone crazy lately! But how do we protect ourselves without using all those chemicals!
You can make your own natural bug spray and repellent!
What you will need:
✅ Witch Hazel
✅ Eucalyptus Oil (we sell local Wyalong Blue Eucalyptus Oil in store)
✅ Citronella Oil
✅ Lavender Oil
✅ An empty spray bottle
You can find witch hazel at the supermarket with the face stuff or at the chemist. Other essential oils that can be used are: neem, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, clove, lemongrass, cajeput, thyme, cedar, pine.
Use any combination that you like the smell of, although it is said that eucalyptus oil is the most effective insect repellent. Make sure you use 100% pure essential oils. You can dilute the witch hazel with water. Add the witch hazel to almost fill your spray bottle.
For every 15 ml of witch hazel, add 10 drops of essential oils in total.
For example, a spray bottle that holds 60 ml will require 40 drops of essential oil. Add 60 ml of witch hazel to your spray bottle plus 15 drops of Eucalyptus oil, 15 drops of Citronella oil and 10 drops of Lavender oil and shake to combine.
Make sure you give it a good shake before use.
Spray on uncovered skin (don’t spray directly onto the face, instead spray on hands and rub it on your face).
Use a half-strength batch on small children and as with anything you put on your skin, watch for potential reactions.
Natural insect repellents don’t last as long as the chemical-based ones, so you will need to reapply your spray every hour or so for it to remain effective, as well as after swimming or heavy perspiring.
About Wyalong Blue Eucalyptus Oil
Locally made Wyalong Blue Eucalyptus Oil sold at The Happy Frog is a pure, organic Blue Mallee (Polybractea) eucalyptus oil harvested and steam distilled on the farm in Wyalong a small town located in the Northern Riverina Region of New South Wales, Australia.
Eucalyptus Oil also has great antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does it repel insects it also is an effective cleaner awesome for removing grease and stains.
Use Eucalyptus Oil for coughs, colds, aches/pains, bites, stings, wounds, household cleaning, in the garden and for pets and their areas.