I'm a little late on the bug spray, but I'm just in time for peak bug season. I ordered citronella essential oil this month, finally got it in and ready to mix up a batch.
Here's the recipe that I used. I found it on pinterest, naturally. I don't know what the protocol is for citing stuff off pinterest.....but it's under my essential oil's board or if you want to check it out at divinegoddesscoaching.com. (what?? ok, then. Not sure what that's about but I like her recipe!)
Here's all my stuff lined up. Doing pretty good, so far. My succulents are there to lend a hand aesthetically. I was supposed to get unscented witch hazel. Whoopsie. What are other good uses for witch hazel?? I guess I could make more bug spray. Lots more. In other news, we now sell bug spray at our farm store. Weekly special: buy $50 in meat and we will throw in the all natural, made with love bug spray so you can grill outdoors bug bite free!! Labor Day, your birthday, any day is just around the corner - it's time to celebrate with a cookout. ;-)
Here is how I mixed it all together. In case you wanted to see. :) Shaken, not stirred.
I wouldn't say it smells good, but it doesn't smell bad either. It smells like its gonna work, whatever that means. I'm excited to try it out and feel good about using this bug spray around Abraham.
I don't know why I felt the need to name my bug spray, but when I thought of it it was just sooooo obvious - I had to do it.
Update: I had started this post but did not have time to actually post it, but got to use the bug spray yesterday. We processed a batch of chickens and it was perfect time to use it! I think it worked pretty well and smelled pretty good, I want to say it smelled mostly like thieves. I reapplied a few times just to make sure that the repel of the spray was stronger than the lure of chicken. Success!!
This was my view while processing chickens yesterday. Got to enjoy it bite free! Eff off bugs!!! (also a good name for bug spray)