Bug Balm

Most items you can buy at the store packaged in plastic can easily be made at home from natural ingredients. Detox your body from harsh chemicals & detox your trash can from unnecessary plastic packaging

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This is an ointment, which means just fats. Simply concocted from oil & wax, no . It stays on the skin longer, thus is highly effective in providing a protective barrier. Lemons contain natural chemicals that are fine for your skin but are loathsome for flies, mosquitoes, and most pesky bugs. So they stay away & you don’t have to shower yourself in unknown chemicals.

5 tbsp almond oil
5 tbsp coconut oil
1 drop eucalyptus oil
2 drop tea tree oil
½ tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp beeswax (or cacao butter if vegan)

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1. Double boil the almond oil, coconut oil & beeswax.
2. Stir in the lemon juice while still on the stove so the beeswax doesn’t harden.
3. Pour into small clean jars.
4. Add essential oil drops, stir quickly with toothpick, and close the lid. (adding essential oils on the stove will cause them to evaporate!)

This takes ten minutes to make and works so well to ward off creepy crawlers without unleashing chemical warfare on yourself and others.

Not hard. Not complicated. Just works, Naturally! Find more recipes at my Pinterest.