DIY: Natural Bug Spray

Last weekend, we visited Tusculum Farm in Laytonsville, MD, on the Montgomery County Farm and Harvest Tour. The activities included working with essential oils, including making your own "natural" bug spray to ward off ticks and mosquitos. Here is the easy recipe.



Add the water and witch hazel to the container, then slowly add in the essential oil drops so you don't spill or lose count. Screw on the container cap.  Make a label and apply it to the container. Shake it up. Spray on ankles and rub in.

The verdict is still out on whether the spray is truly effective or not, but it smells good to us! 

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