I love to be outside during the summer, but I HATE mosquitos. To make matters worse, they LOVE ME! I cannot be outside for more than a couple minutes before I have been bitten at least a few times. If I dare stay out of doors for an extended period of time I will be covered with bites before I know it. Unfortunately my children have the same experience and my middle son swells up with golf ball sized reactions that are just terrible!
In the past we have been a slave to the chemical-laden bug repellents that you find at the local drugstore, but none of them really keep the bugs from having us for lunch, and I hate the thought of covering ourselves with chemicals every time my kids and I go outside. I’ve even tried the all natural, DEET free bug repellents that are on the market but have had very little luck with them as well. It was time to take matters into my own hands!
I was so excited when I learned about dōTERRA’s Repellent Blend, called Terra Shield. I was eager to try it, thinking that it was worth a shot, especially since I have had so much success with other essential oils that we have been using. Once again I have been happy with the results of dōTERRA essential oils. This stuff works better than other bug repellents that I have used, it’s all natural, and it’s inexpensive! That’s the Triple Threat in my book, and I want to share with you how I use Terra Shield to make our own DIY Bug Repellent Spray.
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4 oz. Stainless Steel Spray Bottle
Terra Shield Bug Repellent Blend
Witch Hazel (I recommend the kind that I have linked to, it contains alcohol which acts as a preservative.)
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Gather your supplies. Add 60-70 drops of Terra Shield (about 1/4 of the 15ml bottle) to the stainless steel spray bottle. Add 2-3 tablespoons of witch hazel and 2-3 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil. If you are using a pure witch hazel with no alcohol content, then add a little bit of vodka as your preservative. Top off the spray bottle with distilled water. Shake and spray to apply. Reapply as needed.
To Note: If you have a particularly bad tick problem in your area add Geranium oil to your Bug Repellent blend to repel them.
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