This summer the mosquitos in Alaska are Crazy Bad! Here’s some great essential oil tips to help deal with them.
Catnip, 8 drops
Lavender, 15 drops
Thyme, 4 drops
Peppermint, 9 drops
Citronella, 8 drops
Shake well before each use. Great to spray this on your skin and clothes. Keep out of eyes.
For small children and infants, spray a blanket or jacket and keep it near them but don’t spray this directly on their skin.
If you don’t have all of these oils use as many above as you do have handy. The Catnip and Citronella are especially good deterrents. Also, if you don’t have Witch Hazel just use water and it will still work. The witch hazel is really nice on skin and helps blend the essential oils better than plain water, but in a mosquito emergency it’s optional.
You can also make an Itch Spritz with Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree in Witch Hazel and Water if you prefer. The carrier oil usually feels nice and soothing on bites, but if you live in a hot climate and want a lighter method, the spritz works great too.
Learn tons of great information from my On-Line Essential Oils Course series. You can study here at our school in Alaska from anywhere in the world!