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Herbal Insect Repellent

Herbal Insect Repellent

degree-icon Easy
time-icon 5 minutes
time-icon 1 hour
time-icon N/A
time-icon ≈ 3 cups/700 ml
time-icon As needed
degree-icon Easy
time-icon 5 minutes
oven-icon 1 hour
snow-icon N/A
plate-icon ≈ 3 cups/700 ml
dish-icon As needed

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Ingredients

Herbal Insect Repellent
  • 2 cups/475 ml castor oil
  • 1 cup.240 ml witch hazel oil
  • ½ cup/120 ml rubbing alcohol
  • 3⅓ tablespoons/50 ml citronella oil
  • 3 tablespoons/45 ml lemongrass oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml peppermint oil
  • 2 teaspoons/10 ml rosemary oil
  • 2 teaspoons/10 ml cedar leaf oil
  • 2 teaspoons/10 ml clove oil
  • 2 teaspoons/10 ml lavender oil

How To

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Herbal Insect Repellent
  • Place all ingredients into your MagicalButter machine, and secure the head.
  • Press the Temperature button, and select 160ºF/71°C; then press the 1 Hour/Oil button.
  • Sterilize containers of your choice by boiling them for 5-10 minutes.
  • When the cycle is completed, pour the oil into a large container.
  • Let the infused oil cool completely before placing the final product into your sterilized containers and closing them.

Chef’s note

Refrigeration of Herbal Insect Repellent is not necessary. The final product has a more substantial consistency than the water-based mist spray of most store-bought products. Apply a small amount to exposed skin for effective protection. If you are expecting to be outdoors for an extended period of time, apply the repellent every two hours. As a mother, I question everything my kids eat, drink, and put on their bodies. I research countless products, reading every ingredient on the label. As soon as I encounter long chemical names that are nearly impossible to pronounce, I don’t feel comfortable making the purchase. It has prompted me to do more research, and finally to formulate an all-natural, chemical-free, herbal insect repellent. Our recipe really bugs the bugs—with the scent they resent, and the strength to last and keep pests away! Happy mom, happy life, happy household!