Heading into warmer weather means you are probably spending more time outdoors. I sure am! I love walking/hiking and gardening, lots of gardening. This also means I am getting more exposure to the sun and the bugs. So, if you are like me, you are wearing a hat and lathering yourself with products to repel the rays and bugs.
Did you know that 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. Allergies, hormonal disruptions, irritation, cancer, and reproductive issues are just a few of the problems that can develop if your skin is exposed to dangerous chemicals for prolonged periods.
Pretty scary don’t you think?
To minimize these risks, you can make your own sunscreen – click HERE to get my recipe and scroll down for a wonderful smelling to humans bug repellant, but not to the bugs.
Keep the Pests Away Spray
- 1 oz. fractionated Coconut oil (or carrier oil of choice)
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon aloe gel
- 5 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop thyme essential oil
- 2 oz. spray bottle
- Mix essential oils, aloe, and witch hazel in a spray bottle.
- Add carrier oil.
- Fasten lid and shake vigorously.
- Spray onto arms and legs, spray some in hands to apply to face & neck.
Blessings for Health, Joy & Laughter,
If you rather skip the DIY and just purchase some amazing Sunscreen & bug repelant product that contain no
• Oxybenzone • Chemical sunscreen filters • Parabens or phthalates • Harsh, synthetic ingredients