Topicals & Salves
2 cups Castor Oil
1 cup witch Hazel Oil
½ cup Rubbing alcohol
3⅓ tablespoons Citronella Oil
3 tablespoons Lemongrass Oil
1 tablespoon Peppermint Oil
2 teaspoons Rosemary Oil
2 teaspoons Cedar Leaf Oil
2 teaspoons Clove Oil
2 teaspoons Lavender Oil
- Place all ingredients into your MagicalButter machine and secure the head.
Press the Temperature button and select 160º Fahrenheit; then press the 1 Hour/Oil button.
- Sterilize containers of your choice by boiling them for 5-10 minutes.
- When the cycle is completed pour the oil into a large container.
- Let the infused oil cool completely before placing the final product into your sterilized containers and closing them.
Refrigeration of Herbal Insect Repellent is not necessary. The final product has a more substantial consistency than the water-based mist spray of most store-bought products. Apply a small amount to exposed skin for effective protection. If you are expecting to be outdoors for an extended period of time, apply the repellent every two hours. As a mother, I question everything my kids eat, drink, and put on their bodies. I research countless products, reading every ingredient on the label. As soon as I encounter long chemical names that are nearly impossible to pronounce, I don’t feel comfortable making the purchase. It has prompted me to do more research, and finally to formulate an all-natural, chemical-free, herbal insect repellent. Our recipe really bugs the bugs—with the scent they resent, and the strength to last and keep pests away! Happy mom, happy life, happy household!