Summer is not only the time of sunshine, beautiful weather and sea breeze, it also has some negative aspects and one of them is insects. To keep them out you will need some citronella candles, tiki torches, and a good insect repellent. An insect repellent (also known as “bug spray”) is a substance that is applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces that prevents insects from landing or climbing on that surface. Insect repellants help prevent and control outbreaks of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, Lyme disease, dengue, bubonic plague, and West Nile fever. Today I want to share with you some easy and working recipes to make your own bug spray and keep them all away from you.
The first DIY is based on 150 drops of essential oils: Citronella, eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oils are perfect for your spray. Jojoba oil to add a moisturizing effect to the spray so literally anyone can use it, even if your skin is dry. It’s fine with this spray.
The next idea involves 2 ounces of witch hazel, 2 ounces of distilled water, essential oils: 20-25 drops for children 3 years and older, 40-50 drops for adults and children 10 years and older. Oils and water do not mix. So shake the bug spray before using it. Do not spray on your face or touch your eyes and mouth when you have bug spray on your fingers.
The third idea not only helps keep insects out, but it also helps kill bacteria and nourish your skin. It contains apple cider vinegar, essential oils, and witch hazel.
This recipe contains tea tree essential oil, geranium essential oil, and vegetable glycerin. Tea tree and geranium oils have antimicrobial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The citronella bug spray consists of apple cider vinegar, witch hazel or vodka, citronella essential oil, cedarwood atlas or cedarwood Virginia, geranium oil. Since essential oils don’t mix well with water, add them to the apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, or vodka first. If necessary, add a splash of Castilian soap and let sit for a few minutes before stirring the mixture. This will disperse the essential oils in the liquid.
This insect repellent spray contains various essential oils. Lavender and tea tree oils are the only essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. All others should always be diluted. This mixture can also be sprayed on your dog’s collar to keep pests away from him / her. Please do not use on cats, as many essential oils are toxic to cats.
The next spray can be used for different types of insects, the base is the same, but the essential oils can be distinguished. Mosquitoes: peppermint, lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, geranium, clove, sage, cinnamon, rosemary. Flies / mosquitoes: peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium, cedarwood, patchouli, melaleuca, rosemary. Ticks: peppermint, geranium, thyme, melaleuca, cedarwood.
This natural bug spray is very refreshing: Citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, mint and eucalyptus oils make it super fresh and effective against almost all types of insects.
Go to a camp? Take this spray with you! It contains lemongrass, cedarwood, peppermint and lavender oils, the first two are perfect against insects, the rest is added for a cool scent.
This tutorial does not contain essential oils, it contains dried herbs. Peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass, catnip, lavender, you should use at least one herb from the mint family. Herbs not only work well, they also smell amazingly good.
Exfoliating your skin, both on your face and body, is essential. One of the many benefits is the improvement in texture. Dead and dull skin cells often make fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin even more prominent while exfoliators remove them. If you notice blackheads, whiteheads, or breakouts, exfoliating your skin will help keep pores clean and not clogged. If layers of dead skin have built up, the skin care product may not be able to penetrate your skin. Hence, skin care products must be used. If you want to use spray tans or cream tanning lotions, an exfoliation is also essential.
Now that we've figured out all of the benefits of exfoliating, it's time to find a perfect scrub and here I would recommend a sugar scrub. Sugar is more sensitive than sea salt, so it won't irritate the skin as much, and this is a great idea for dry skin. A sugar scrub with your favorite smell and healthy ingredients is pretty easy to make yourself. So today I'm sharing some of the best sugar scrub recipes. Hope you find something for yourself!
If you want to get a tan, you need to use an exfoliator first because removing the layer of dead skin cells will help you tan more evenly and more easily. You can do a pina colada pre-tan scrub to remove them all and enjoy.
Homemade scrubs are the best because they are all natural and will best suit your skin. This peeling is suitable for dry skin. It is very delicate not to feel burning after using it. And that wonderful smell of vanilla will make you happy!
Lavender essential oil has a soothing scent that makes it an excellent tonic for nerve and anxiety problems. That is why lavender oil is one of the basic ingredients of this aromatic body scrub with sugar and essential oils.
A body scrub is a must for every girl to keep her body in tone. But summer is coming to an end and we all just want to keep a piece of it or its spirit for autumn and winter. Let's do a mango body scrub - tropical fruits are always a reminder of sunny days!
Cinnamon and orange are really Christmas ingredients. So why not use a delicious scrub and remember the breathtaking holidays? It can also make a great winter gift for any girl.
The non-slip raspberry-lime-sugar scrub comes together in less than 5 minutes, making your skin baby soft and your bathtub clean! And damn it, it smells so good!
It's a perfect body scrub, natural, useful, and smells so delicious! It contains honey, vanilla and cinnamon for a fantastic smell and for a smooth and easy exfoliation.
Citrus fruits have many benefits for your skin and make you feel awake. Therefore, in addition to sugar and almond oil, this peeling also contains grapefruit and its juice to keep the skin smooth.
It's high time to pamper yourself with a cool fruit beauty product, and this apricot sugar scrub is an easy way to make your skin glow! To make it smell delightful, just add apricot essential oil and you're done.
Not only is chocolate flavorful, sweet, and delicious, it's also a great moisturizer and antioxidant for all skin types. That is why it is one of the main ingredients in this scrub.
Have you ever seen a body scrub in cubes? Neither do I! It's such a refreshing and cool idea, let's do some today! They smell amazingly good to use and could make a wonderful gift for the ladies in your life.
This mango scrub has a strange texture because it stays very runny, but your skin feels wonderful. This is a great idea for dry skin because of the soft texture, you won't get irritated.