With our summer holidays coming up soon, I have been looking into making my own natural insect repellent. There are some essential oils that are proven to be effective against bugs and bites.
Unfortunately, mosquitos love the taste of me and therefore I want an effective repellent so that I don’t end up with large itchy bites that spoil my enjoyment of the sunshine. I will be diffusing Citronella essential oil to keep the insects away as well as mixing it with Lemon Eucalyptus to make a natural bug spray. If you don’t have either of those, Lavender and Tea Tree are also good insect repellents.
I have also been sourcing from the US a particular essential oil – Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Capitatum x Radens) known to be an effective tick repellent. Not only are ticks hard to remove they also carry Lyme disease. 1 drop on your ankles and wrists will keep them away. You can order yours here.
And finally, I will be packing my Lavender and Tea Tree oils just in case I do need to treat any bites.