Many parts of the country are experiencing heavy spring rains, and with the rain comes a bumper crop of mosquitos. Essential oils can provide a safe, chemical-free solution to warding off those blood-thirsty pests. The following is a simple blend you can easily prepare at home. Apply sparingly to exposed skin before going outdoors, and reapply every few hours as necessary.
Kath's Mosquito Repellant
1/2 oz. apricot kernel oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops geranium essential oil
4 drops eucalyptus citriodora or eucalyptus globulus essential oil
If applying to children, use half the recommended amount of essential oil.