This recipe takes a few seconds to mix and can be varied depending on what you have available. We have included several variations so that you can try the one whose ingredients you have at your fingertips.
This recipe uses essential oils, which are very effective, but there are some concerns about putting them directly on the skin, especially on children. We recommend using this recipe on clothing or furniture instead of putting it directly on the skin.
1- Vaporizer based on essential oils:
Ingredients of the spray:
– Essential Oils: Choose Lemongrass, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint etc.
– Distilled water
– Organic witch hazel water
– Vegetable glycerin (optional)
1- Fill half of the spray bottle with distilled or boiled water.
2- Add the witch hazel water to fill a little less than the empty half of the sprayer.
3- Add 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
4- Add 30 to 50 drops of essential oils to the desired smell. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray.
2- Insecticide from dried or fresh herbs:
– Distilled water
– Hamamelis water or rubbing alcohol
– Dried herbs: peppermint, spearmint, lemongrass, lemongrass, catnip, lavender, etc. It is recommended to use at least one herb of the mint family.
1- Boil 250 ml of water and add 60 g of dried herbs in any combination of the above.
2- Mix well, cover and let cool, cover is very important to keep the volatile oils inside the mixture!
3- Stretch the herbs and mix the water with 200ml of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. Store in a spray bottle in a cool place.
If you have time and want to make a stronger version of this recipe, prepare the herbs in a mixture of alcohol as a dye instead and use it directly as a spray after pulling the herbs.