Long Family Farm Body Mist (All Things Summer)
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Witch Hazel Lavender, Litsea Cubeba, rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Clove, Geranium, Tea Tree, Citronella essential oils.
WT. 8 oz.
Lavender: This oil might be on every essential oil list no matter the reason. It’s an extremely versatile oil with many components (many of which human noses are unable to smell), including repelling all kinds of bugs. Surprisingly, its fragrance is mild, sweet and floral, but not too intense. It blends well with most other oils, too.
Eucalyptus: It’s fresh almost minty scent repels mosquitoes and smells divine. This can also be a go-to for congestion from allergies, improving breathing.
Lemongrass: Of the same species as citronella, which is widely used in commercial bug repellents, lemongrass is a bit fruiter and spicier. A personal favorite, lemongrass possesses something that almost screams summer. It’s strong, so a little goes a long way, especially for those biting bugs.
Geranium: Ticks don’t like geranium and that’s good news for you. Its floral, fruity scent is reminiscent of an expensive perfume without the chemicals. Dab those seam areas directly where clothes meet skin to prevent ticks from biting.
Clove In a 2005 study that compared the repellent activity of 38 different essential oils, researchers discovered that clove oil offered the longest duration of protection against all mosquito species involved in the lab experiments.
Citronella Essential oil of citronella contains compounds with high repellent activity, according to a research review published in 2010.
Tea tree is not only a green cleaning powerhouse, but it is also an antiparasitic, capable of destroying or suppressing the growth of parasites such as fleas, leeches, lice, and ticks. Use diffusion or direct topical application. Like bergamot, if those nasty critters do make a meal out of you, Australian tea tree can help beat the irritation from bites or stings.
Rosemary: Flies and Mosuitoes, both, dislike rosemary.