Hot, hot, hot!

Holy cow, it’s hot out there! Are you ready for summer in Lodi BECAUSE I AM NOT.  While this heat wave promises to be short, my recent switch to natural deodorant is being tested in a very real way this week. Thankfully I am in good standing with someone who has a pool AND a shade-filled canopy. Looks like it’s time to start buttering her up!

In preparation for a world filled with mosquitoes and sunshine, here’s my go-to recipe for cooling bug spray that will leave you smelling fresh AND feeling fine plus NO CHEMICALS!

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Cooling Critter Spray

You need: Spray Bottle (8oz), Witch Hazel, Distilled Water, Essential Oils: Citronella, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Lavender, & Peppermint. I highly recommend Edens Garden essential oils. They’re a woman-owned company in California with free US shipping, what more can you want?

  1. Fill spray bottle half full with distilled water
  2. Add witch hazel up to about an inch from the top, leaving room for oils.
  3. Add 10 drops of each essential oil (total 50 drops).
  4. Shake to mix & SPRAY ON! Store in the fridge for that extra chill.

While you’re out enjoying your freedom from chemicals and mosquitoes, don’t forget to drink lots of water, protect your skin, and stay cautious around our rivers this weekend! That Sierra snow melt means business. Be safe out there, folks!

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