Buzz off bugs….


peace sign with flowersGreen Diva Kate Bartolotta from Be You Media Group offers us an excellent natural insect repellent to keep outdoor bugs off you without nasty toxins.

Buzz-off balm recipe:

Warm 1/3 – 1/4 cup of coconut oil and pour into a small, closeable container. (I love to repurpose containers I have from other products, like the tins from Bach Flower Remedy lozenges.)
Add 10 drops of each of the following essential oils: citronella, lavender and peppermint.
Mix slightly and allow to cool and solidify. In warmer weather, you may want to keep this in the fridge or a cool, dry place to keep it from liquifying.
Take a little of the balm and run between the palms of your hands and then over exposed skin before heading outside.

Note: sometimes essential oils (particularly citrus oils) can make the skin photosensitive or more likely to burn. Be sure to use a non-toxic sunblock in addition to this bug repellant.

Source cited: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/buzz-off-bugs-diy-natural-bug-repellent.html#ixzz36Vv6ouYb

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