There are many different insect repellants that are “out there”, and that I have made. When I discovered Beautyberry, I was so excited. It is known to have natural insect repellent qualities. So I collected the leaves and made a decoction, which forms the basis of the spray. Then I added the usual oils, like citronella and lemongrass. And then I discovered Catnip! Catnip helps the efficacy of this blend by staying on the skin longer for lasting action. Well, that did it….
I made this blend up for a 4th of July party, held in Florida, at the water’s edge — it doesn’t get more “buggy” than that. I used it with 21 people — and no one got bit! –I was happy to finally “arrived” — at the best blend – that is totally non-toxic! (well — just do not walk into a forest patch of mosquitoes… I will not guarantee this will work there!! But then who wants to do that??)
Our All Natural Hand Crafted Insect Repellent is made of pure Essential Oils, in a base of Beauty Berry Tincture (a natural herb that repels insect) that includes Catnip, Clove, Eucalyptus, Citronella, Lemongrass, and Eucalyptus.
No synthetics, parabens, or tested on animals — 100% pure and natural (or DEET)