What is your recipe?
I read that lavender EO works great. I mixed some with water in a spray bottle but we are still getting ate up. My poor baby boy is sweet like me. The bugs love us.
I have lavender, clove, tea tree and eucalyptus oils currently on hand. I also grow lavender, lemon balm, mint and chamomile. Does anyone have any simple ways of using any of these thay work?
Wife to my
Mommy to the miracle of our love our sweet and
Lemon Eucalyptus rocks! Not lemon and eucalyptus thought... i usually mix it with a carrier oil and rub it on thick before hiking. if you're going to be in the open sunlight that might be a problem though...
be good family...
At any rate, don't put lavender EO on your boy anymore until you do some research. I'm under the impression that lavender is a hormone disruptor and increases estrogen production in males, especially kids. Check for yourself, I think i read the study a few years ago... Maybe 2007?
Best of luck.
Vitamin B12 works well for people who are loved by the bugs. I don't know about using it with kids, though. For myself, though, it greatly reduced my bites and doesn't smell.
I do not make my own but have been using All Terrain Herbal Armor.
We camp at least 1 weekend per month from April to December and it's been great! One bottle lasted me two seasons.
I use 2 parts citronella to 1 part eucalyptus, patchouli, lavender, and rosemary, then dilute in a few ounces of cheap vodka for spraying. The alcohol makes the EO's smell stronger. :) I have no idea how well it works on "sweet people," as mosquitos usually avoid me anyway, but it smells nice, anyway.