Start with Young Living Purification® essential oil blend. This should be your “outside” oil for the summer. Keep it handy because of its ability to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. It contains:
Citronella –antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, and insect-repelling.
Lemongrass—strong antifungal properties, purifying and antibacterial.
Rosemary – antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial.
Melaleuca –a.k.a. tea tree oil; antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.
Lavandin –a lavender hybrid; antifungal, antibacterial, a strong antiseptic, and tissue-regenerator.
Myrtle – antibacterial, may support immune system in fighting disease.
(Reference: Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th Edition)
Since pure, therapeutic grade essential oils will attack plastics, be sure to use a glass bottle. Any glass bottle will do. I get my supplies from www.AbundantHealth4U.com.
Now, you know oil floats on water, so we will use a little alcohol to help get the essential oil into solution. I choose vodka because it is a natural, odorless alcohol.
Make your Bug spray:
- Put a splash of vodka in the bottom of a glass bottle.
- Add Purification oil to desired strength. I use 20-30 drops for 2 ounce bottle–adjust for your needs (you can always add more oil or water later, if you find you want to adjust it).
- Shake bottle.
- Fill to top with pure water.
- Shake bottle again.
- Apply label: “Purification water”
This spray is safe to use on anyone over 2 years old, as frequently as you like. Enjoy your bug-free Summer!