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DIY: Outdoor Insect Repellent

Practical and attractive!

This is an attractive and effective substitute for toxic outdoor insect repellents that you can make at home.


· 4 Mason jars

· Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils

· 2 fresh lemons

· 2 fresh limes

· 8 sprigs fresh rosemary

· Filtered water

· Floating tea light candles


1. Slice the lemons and limes – two slices for each jar. Set aside.

2. Place two sprigs of rosemary in each jar.

3. Fill jars ¾ full with filtered water.

4. Add 10 drops of each essential oil to each jar. (Thieves is a blend.)

5. Add the citrus slices.

6. Add more water if necessary to almost fill the jars.

7. Place a floating tea light candle on top.

8. Set outside and light. Keep extra candles on hand.

9. Discard fruit and water after 2 or 3 days, depending on your climate. Rinse the jars and start fresh as needed.

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