I'm going camping in Moab tomorrow and quickly threw together some DIY chemical free, all natural, plant based, bug spray! We have tons of bugs here in Utah, and ticks are pretty crazy this year too, so I want to stay protected! Here's how I made it:
CHEMICAL FREE BUG SPRAY
1/8 cup Witch Hazel
1/8 cup water
15 drops TerraShield oil
5 drops Geranium oil
5 drops Lemongrass oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil
5 drops Rosemary oil
Combine in a 2 oz spray bottle and apply every few hours.
TerraShield is a blend of several bug repelling oils, the top ones are lemon eucalyptus, cedarwood, and arborvitae. There have been studies that show lemon eucalyptus is just as powerful as DEET when it comes to repelling insects, and it's not toxic! Geranium is the most powerful oil to ward off ticks! Make sure you're covered, especially around the ankles!
Enjoy! Have a great weekend, and be safe!