This is a reprint from Harrowsmith 2001
Small wire whistk
Measuring cups and spooks
Spray bottles, empty and thoroughly washed
1 cup witch hazel (240ml)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
1 tbsp citronella essential oil (15 ml)
1/2 tsp lavender essential oil (2.5 ml)
1/4 tsp eucalyptus essential oil (1.2 ml)
1/4 tsp tea tree essential oil (1.2 ml)
1/2 tsp peppermint essential oil (1.2 ml)
1/4 tsp lemon grass essential oil (1.2 ml)
3/4 tsp evening primrose oil or olive oil (3.7 ml)
- Mix all ingredients
- Pour into the spray bottles
- Contents can settle quickly, so mix again before pouring into each bottle
- Label each bottle clearly.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Shake bottle thoroughly before each use.
Apply small quantities frequently to exposed skin.
Spray in your hands to apply to the face.
Reapply after swimming.
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