Bug Repellent Rollerball Recipe With Essential Oils
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 Use this bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils to naturally repel mosquitoes and other bugs.  This natural bug repellent is safe for children 10-years-old and older.  It's easy to make and comes with the September 2020 Simply Earth recipe box, or you can make it with your own supplies.


Summer is coming to an end, but no one has told the mosquitoes.  I can't even sit outside for more than a few minutes without getting eaten alive.  


When I got my September 2020 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box, it had a recipe for a bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils.




That was the first thing that I made!  


This is a very quick and easy natural DIY recipe.  If you get the box, you'll get everything that you need to make the recipe.


If you're reading this after the box sold out, don't worry!  You can still get the supplies to make your own from Simply Earth.


Bug Repellent Rollerball Recipe With Essential Oils


I've partnered with Simply Earth several times.  They sell high quality essential oils at a great price, and they also have a monthly essential oil recipe box.


The essential oil recipe box is a monthly subscription box.  Each month, you'll get 4 full sized bottles of essential oils plus supplies to make 6 easy recipes.


You'll also get a free Bonus Box every six months with rollerballs, small bottles for blends, beeswax, and carrier oils to make your recipes.

 

The September 2020 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box contains:


You'll use these supplies plus supplies from the Bonus Box to make:

  • Don't Bug Me Roll on
  • Drawer Deodorizer
  • Smell Fresh Body Spray
  • Defeat the Reek Diffuser Blend
  • Mini Car Diffuser
  • No Stink Disk

If you order the monthly box and use my code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE, you'll get the free Bonus Box PLUS a $40 gift card for a future purchase!  You can use it for a future box or use it to stock up on single oils.

Another bonus to subscribing to Simply Earth is that you get access to their Facebook group for subscribers.  There are tons of videos about essential oil safety and lots of information.  

If you are new to using essential oils, this information is invaluable!  

If you're not ready to commit to a monthly box, I get it.  They have great prices on essential oils, carrier oils, and other accessories.  And you get free shipping for orders over $29.

Essential Oils


The bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils uses both lemon eucalyptus essential oil and clove essential oil.  

Lemon eucalyptus essential oil is thought to be one of the best oils for repelling bugs.  Although the FDA hasn't approved it for repelling bugs, there are some promising studies.



In one study, lemon eucalyptus applied topically gave 96.88 percent protection for 4 hours.  
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Clove essential oil isn't as well known for repelling bugs, but it does offer some protection.  The same study found that clove essential oils offered 100 percent protection for 225 minutes.

Both studies used the essential oils at 100 percent.  Obviously, you do need to dilute any essential oil when you use it topically.  So keep in mind that this bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils will not offer the same percent protection as in the studies because the oils are diluted.


Essential oils do work to naturally repel bugs, and there are several oils that can be used alone or together.  They often work in different ways or to repel different bugs, so I like blending them.

One limitation to using essential oils is that they do tend to evaporate quickly and only work for a few hours or sometimes less.  You will have to use them more often than you would a commercial product.  

I like to use a topical like this bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils combined with my tiki torches or a candle for more protection.



Carrier Oil


Essential oils have to be diluted before you use them topically.  This roller recipe has 4 drops of essential oils per 10 ml of a carrier oil, so it's at a 2 percent dilution.  

The fractionated coconut oil comes in the Bonus Box.  I like using fractionated coconut oil because it's a dry oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.

It's clear and odorless, so it won't affect the scent of your bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils or stain your skin or clothing.

You can also use another carrier oil.  Sweet almond oil would also be a good one to use for this recipe.

Bug Repellent Rollerball Recipe Ingredients



Step #1


Add both essential oils to the empty roller bottle.



Step #2


Fill with fractionated coconut oil.



Step #3


Place the roller on the bottle and put the lid on.  Shake well.



Step #4


Apply to pulse points to keep bugs away.  

I like having my bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils handy.  It's small and easy to pack in a bag or throw in your purse to take with you.



I can't tell you how many times I've been to a scout event and didn't even think about the bugs.  Then I reach in my purse and grab my roller, and I'm ready to go.


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Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
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Bug Repellent Rollerball Recipe With Essential Oils

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make a bug repellent rollerball recipe with essential oils.

steps:

  1. Add both essential oils to the empty roller bottle.
  2. Add the fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Place the cap on the bottle and shake well to combine.
  4. Apply to pulse points as needed.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.