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Garduino: Gardening + Arduino

Garduino: Gardening + Arduino

Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellent Using Essential Oils « Hilltown Families Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me!By Tony(a) Lemos, HF Contributing Writer Click here to subscribe to the Hilltown Families weekly eNewsletter! Have it delivered to your email in box once a week for free! It is easy to make your own non-toxic bug spray by using store bought essential oils. Essential oils are steam-distilled pure concentrates of the natural oils present in plants, flowers, roots, and trees and can be purchased at your local health food store. The high amounts of essential oils that are so often found in store bought natural bug sprays are unnecessary, and can be made at home using less.To make your own insect repellent, combine rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, vodka, or olive oil with one of the essential oils listed below. Create your own natural bug repellent! If you find that you need to apply repellents several times throughout the day, and you are doing this everyday, I recommend that you make several different repellents and use them in alternation. Eat less sugar and more garlic!

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