There are many essential oils that have shown bug repelling activities. Try this Mosquito Repellent Salve or mix and match with additional essential oils. Click here to read some bug repelling essential oil research.
Non-fractionated coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Warm the coconut oil to a liquid using a double boiler and add the essential oils. Pour into a glass jar. Once cool, then put a lid on the jars.
Instructions: Adults, apply up to a Tablespoon to skin up to three times a day. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), NAHA and AIA Professional Member, LMT