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Get some bug bite relief this summer season with these DIYs.
DIY Bug Spray and Bite Relief
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Health & Beauty

MATERIALS:

DIY Bug Spray

  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp Lavender essential oil
  • Witch hazel
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp glycerine
  • Glass spray bottle

DIY Citronella Luminary

  • Citrus fruits
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Lavender sprigs
  • Thyme sprigs
  • Flowers
  • 1/2 tsp Citronella essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary essential oil
  • Water
  • Floating candle
  • Mason jar

Itchy Bite Relief

  • Basil
  • Blender (optional)

Soothing Chamomile Bite Relief

  • Chamomile tea
  • Ice cube trays

INSTRUCTIONS:

DIY Bug Spray

  1. Add Essential Oils to bottle.
  2. Fill a little under half the bottle with Witch Hazel/Apple Cider Vinegar Mix.
  3. Put cap on and shake the bottle.
  4. Take off cap and fill up with water, leaving small space for glycerin.
  5. Add glycerin.
  6. Shake and use.

*NOTE: Keep in fridge or cooler if outdoors and shake before using. Replace after 3-4 months

Luminary

  1. Add two/three citrus slices to bottom of mason jar.
  2. Add lavender, thyme, rosemary and flowers.
  3. Pour in the Essential Oils.
  4. Fill up with water.
  5. Add citrus slice to top.
  6. Add floating candle.

*NOTE: Make sure all plants and fruit are submerged under the water.

Bug Bite Relief

  1. Tear or blend basil to release juices and place on bites.

Chamomile Bite Relief

  1. Brew chamomile tea.
  2. Add to ice cube tray and freeze.
  3. Rub on bites to soothe.
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