DIY Insect Repellent Lotion Bars 

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No matter where you live, as soon as the warmer season starts approaching the bugs and insects always seem to arrive as well. Those pesky little critters just don’t know when to leave you alone, and when they come they come in flocks! It’s always best to just be safe when dealing with bugs because we never know where they’ve been and what they’re carrying. Children especially are very prone to mosquito bites with all their playing outside under the warm sun. The scratching is no picnic either, leaving horrible scratch marks and scars.

Although you can easily purchase insect repellents in drugstores, most of them have harmful hidden chemicals! These chemicals can cause irritation and rashes when applied directly to the skin. Knowing what you’re using on you and your family’s skin is always important, and the best way to be sure of this is to mix it yourself in the comfort of your home. This way, you can be sure that all the ingredients you are using are natural and you can save yourself a few bucks too! The Camphor Essential Oil in this lotion bar recipe also works as a great disinfectant and can soothe already-existing but bites. This recipe is also perfect for those warm days because it not only works as an insect repellent but lotion as well

DIY Insect Repellent Lotion Bars 

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (Hard)
  • 6 Tablespoons Cocoa butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Beeswax
  • 36 drops Camphor Essential Oil


Instructions:
Place Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Beeswax into a double boiler.

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Heat on medium until fully melted; remove from heat.

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Add Camphor Essential Oil.

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Pour in a silicone mold. Cupcake pans with liners work too!

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Allow to solidify, then remove and store in airtight container or wrap individually in saran wrap and secure with a label.

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When ready to keep those pesky bugs away, simply rub on areas needing lotion.

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Now you’re all set for some fun under the sun without having to worry about insect bites and harmful chemicals damaging you and your family’s skin. This lotion bar recipe hits so many birds with one stone! ; I’m so excited to slather myself with this!

Katie Veldkamp
Katie Veldkamp


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