We’re talking bug spray — couldn’t help the cheeky title. I’m having a hard time believing it is already the end of May. With a full weekend centered around being in the yard, bug spray went on the shopping list. Then I paused and thought, hey, I bet I could make my own. It was easy peasy.
– 3 oz. spray bottle
– 3 oz. witch hazel
– 1/2 teaspoon lemongrass essential oil
– 1/2 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
– 1/2 teaspoon citronella essential oil
If you’re looking for essential oils, they can be found at natural health food stores, natural wellness/pharmacies or even online for a fair price.
Combine all the ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well. I’ll warn you, these essential oils are strong, which means when you’re mixing the ingredients it’s not the best smelling concoction. Once it’s diluted in the witch hazel though, the smell greatly improves. One other thing to note: you’ll want to shake the bottle well before each use.
Friday’s Quote – a day early. As I pack for a long weekend by the sea, I feel that warm, relaxed vacation feel seeping into my being. It reminded me of an article by Dorothea Benton Frank that I keep in my nightstand, hoping it will guide my dreams –waking and sleeping.
I leave you with two of my favorite quotes from her article:
“…You have to find your power spot…Where do I belong on the planet? Where do I feel my strongest physically, mentally, and spiritually? For me, it’s always on the coast.”
“…when I’m in New York too long, I find myself yearning for the simple life. Yearning is a strong word, but yearn I do. Give me a pair of worn-in flip-flops, a good book, fresh seafood for supper, and a little house by the sea, and happiness rides the sweet breezes.”
May you find and know your power spot.