Homemade Insect Repellent

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Mix citronella, lavender, pennyroyal, tea tree and jojoba oils and blend with almond oil before rubbing on your skin. For a spray, mix with rubbing alcohol or vodka. Be sure not to apply undiluted active ingredients to your skin! Do a spot test for irritation before applying.

To avoid making the repellent too concentrated, remember to add approximately 2 ounces of base for every 1/8 ounce of additional essential oil.

Source: Sound Consumer, June 2005

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