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“A natural potion from Mother Earth News. Essential oils; basil, cedarwood, citronella, juniper, lemon, myrrh, palmarosa, pine, rose geranium and/or rosemary are available at health food stores.”
1 cup

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 teaspoons essential oils (in any combination of the the oils listed in the introduction)
  • 1 cup Everclear alcohol (190-proof grain alcohol available in liquor stores)


  1. Place ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously.
  2. Transfer to small bottles for storage.
  3. To use, rub a small amount on any exposed skin (test first to be sure your skin will not be adversely affected by the repellent) or dab it on clothing.
  4. Experiment a little to find which essential oils work best with your body chemistry.
  5. If you’re lucky, you also will like the way they smell; otherwise, add a few drops of peppermint oil to fine-tune the fragrance.

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