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Weekly Roundup 5/16 – STOP the swarming!

Flying insects are the worst!  Use this easy insect deter method!

Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors especially this time of the year but it is impossible to go outside without the swarming of pesky insects like mosquitoes, flies, horse flies and gnats!!  Use this easy and quick DIY method to keep away those flying insects!  Place the jar in the spot where you would like to deter insects from being.  We are going to use our essential oils and packaging.

Essential Oils


A wonderful classic blend of aromatic lavenders. This magnificent bouquet contains Italian, Bulgarian and French lavenders. Aroma is floral, herbaceous, fresh, light with balsamic woody undertones.

Excellent for relief of pain from sunburn and minor burns and keeps insects away. One of the safest for use with children and the elderly.

Blends well with Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, and Ylang-ylang.


One of the most popular essential oils, peppermint vitalizes, energizes, and restores the senses.

Famous for its ability to settle the digestive system, peppermint essential oil has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine for a variety of complaints including fevers, headaches, migraines, arthritis, and a stimulant.


Java Citronella is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of the cymbopogon plant commonly known as lemongrass. The two active ingredients in citronella, geraniol and citronellol, are both antiseptics having multiple uses in disinfectants, soaps, perfumes, and insect repellents.

Easy Flying Insect Repellent In a Jar Recipe

Ingredients: (makes about 6 oz)

Supplies and Equipment:

Step 1.  Pour the Apple Cider Vinegar and vegetable oil into the measuring cup.

Step 2. Add 10 drops of the Peppermint, 10 drops of the Lavender and 10 drops of the Citronella essential oils.

Step 3.  Put the cotton cloth over the lid of the Mason jar.  Secure the cloth by putting the ring around the lid.

Step 4.  Pour the mixture into jar leaving the cloth under the ring of the lid.

Place anywhere you want to keep the insects away.  For decorative purposes you can use the 8 oz Low Profile PET Jar with Smooth Lid.  The jar is short and made with durable plastic.  They are easy to set out and will not break!  When you are ready to store, you can put the solid part of the lid on the Mason jar.  Keep out of direct sun light and excessive heat.

Be sure to use essential oils that are useful in the practice of aromatherapy.  Read up on the essential oils with bug repelling properties to help you decide which scent is best for you and the end results are what you are looking for!


Always Be Safe and Cautious When Making DIY Remedies

Source: (The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, By Julia Lawless)

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