⇒In some tropical countries, mosquitos can cause frustration and leave itchy marks on your body which is not so pleasant to deal with.
⇒Applying toxic and chemical repellents may ditch the mosquitos but they can cause many skin related issues and even penetrate inside the body through your skin, to cause further damage to the body.
⇒I personally travel to these countries often, so I came up with a natural repellent recipe that actually works!!! Trust me it does!!
⇒I prefer making a balm rather than sprays, as the oily consistency of the balm can give you full coverage and stay on the skin for a much longer period.
⇒The consistency of the balm is hard but flows easy on the skin, you won’t need to apply large amount for coverage. It will stay solid even is hot tropical climates so you can always carry it in your bag.
⇒With sprays I always get at least a small amount of leakage even if I pack them very well so I highly recommend using the balm.
⇒Bare in mind that this can be used to repel any insect so it can be used as insect repellent in different climates (not just tropical). It would be ideal for camping, specially if you have little ones travelling with you.
⇒So here is the precious recipe:
- 1/4 cup Beeswax pastilles
- 1/4 cup Cocoa butter
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil
- 2 & 1/2 tablespoons Castor oil
- 15 drops Lemongrass essential oil
- 15 drops Citronella essential oil
- 10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops Peppermint oil
- 5 drops Geranium essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oils
- Place all of the ingredients except for the essential oils in a heat-safe bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and allow the butter and the bees wax to melt to liquid form.
- Once they are all melted, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before adding the essential oils.
- Add the essential oils, mix thoroughly, and pour the mixture into glass jars, metal tins, or cosmetic grade plastic containers to solidify. You’ll need two 12 ml (4 oz.) jars or containers.
- In about 30 minutes, the balm should be all cooled down and ready for a lid and a label.Always write the product name, ingredients, and date made on the label.
⇒The finished product is quite firm, making it a great repellent to carry in your bag. A little goes a long way. It will give you full coverage and will stay on the skin for a longer period.
⇒Let me know in comments how this works out for you!