It’s Memorial Day weekend, and for many people it signals the beginning of the summer season.
 
Between the beach, evening cook outs with family/friends/both, is there any wonder why people look forward to this season all year long?
 
But there’s something about summer that we definitely don’t look forward to — bugs. Mosquitoes and other insects thrive during the warm summer months. They’re not just annoying, though. They’re also capable of spreading infections and other dangerous diseases. If you really want to enjoy your summer, you’ve got to figure out a way to win the battle over bugs.
 
Luckily, the right blend of essential oils can be your best weapon!
 
Most people assume that you’ve got to slather yourself with stinky, chemical-laden sprays to truly fight off bugs. However, I’ve discovered a special bug repellent recipe that smells as great as it works. Best of all, when you make some of this special blend at home, you can rest easy knowing that everyone will be protected, without relying on toxic ingredients.
 
Here’s your DIY recipe:
 
1 oz plastic spray bottle (travel size empty bottle, can be found at any supermarket)
Distilled water
1 teaspoon vodka
1 teaspoon white vinegar
5 drops Young Living Lemongrass
3 drops Young Living Cedarwood
5 drops Young Living Lavender
2 drops Young LivingPeppermint
 
Pour the vodka, and vinegar into your spray bottle. Then, add the essential oils, and give the bottle a good shake. Once everything’s thoroughly mixed, fill the remaining empty space in the bottle with distilled water.
 
That’s it! No chemicals — and no DEET — needed!
 
Be sure to shake the bottle well before spraying this blend onto your skin. Because this recipe is all-natural and chemical-free, it’s safe to use all over. (However, if you want to use it on your face, spray some onto your fingertips first, and rub it in gently.) It’s also perfectly safe for your young kids and even your dog!
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