Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Bugs bugging you and your pet? Spring brings out the bugs for sure and the last thing you need is to spray harmful chemicals all over you and your dog. Here is a great recipe for a natural insect repellent that you can use on both you and your dog.

In a small spray bottle add 3 ounces of filtered water, 1 ounce of unscented alcohol or cheap vodka next add 6 drops of lavender essential oil, 6 drops of peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil (they have to be essential oils to work). Shake well before each use. Can be used on skin and clothing. Safe for children and pets. Apply often while you are outdoors. Keep away from face and eyes. I like to spray a small amount on my hands and rub it on my forehead. Same can be done on top of dog's head.

Recipe is from The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio Check out their website -

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