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The essential oil experts at LATHER's Pasadena Blending Bar recommend this repelling recipe to keep your next outdoor event from turning into an itch-fest:
Mix .5 ounces of pure jojoba oil with 6 drops of ANY of the following:
- Tea Tree Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Clary Sage Oil or
- Holy Basil Oil
Lemongrass essential oil is also a natural insect repellent. To create a natural bug spray, mix pure lemongrass oil with rubbing alcohol or water (to dilute, as lemongrass can irritate sensitive skin) in a spray bottle, and spritz as needed. You've probably heard of "layering your fragrance", as in, use a body wash, lotion, and perfume all in the same fragrance family so skin holds onto scent longer? Well, why not layer your pest protection by showering with Lemongrass Soap and moisturizing with Bamboo Lemongrass lotion before spritzing your homemade spray? You can also set Lemongrass candles around the perimeter of your party to keep bugs at bay.