DIY Insect Deterrent with Essential Oils

After considerable research, I have found the following formulation to be particularly effective in repelling mosquitoes and sandflies:

  • 4 tablespoons carrier oil or 100ml water in a spray bottle
  • 10 drops citronella (mosquitos) or eucalyptus radiata (sandflies)
  • 10 drops Purification (citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, melaleuca alternifolia, lavandin and Myrtle)
  • 10 drops thieves (clove, lemon, eucalyptus radiata & rosemary)
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops geranium

Shake Well Before Use.  Do not spray near eyes.

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Lorraine Aplin and Elizabeth Ottaway make their own Sandfly Repellent at a recent workshop.

We always recommended that you use pure, unadulterated, therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow the safety directions of the manufacturer.  Seek medical advice before applying essential oils, or immediately if you suffer any symptoms following their use.

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