I absolutely love the outdoors ~ gardening, hiking, going to the beach, reading in the grass, playing frisbee....breathing in fresh air is the best medicine for me. However, I'm finding that sometimes it's not always totally pleasant, depending on where you go, and depending on how many outdoor pests follow you along for the ride.
I wanted to share a DIY Outdoors Spray that not only smells amazing, it's also a safe, non-toxic, natural barrier against such situations. I hope you love it as much as I do! I tend to spray it on my shoes, ankles, wrists, neck, and any other exposed skin. Plus it has a little peppermint in there for a little cooling sensation, which is great in super hot weather. Hope you enjoy!
1/2 cup witch hazel (original or other scents are fine ~ I used Lavender, see below)
1/2 cup purified water
8 drops Geranium Essential Oil
8 drops Citronella Essential Oil
5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
3 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
1/2 tsp salt (helps the oils disperse better)
Pour into a 1-cup spray bottle and shake well before use.