Homemade Insect Repellent Soap

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Homemade Insect Repellent Soap
Homemade Insect Repellent Soap
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This Homemade Insect Repellent Soap is the perfect DIY soap to try in the summer when you're trying to avoid bugs in the backyard. Natural soap recipes like this are wonderful because they smell fantastic and are a natural repellent for insects. Citronella oil and cinnamon are the ideal combination for this helpful soap. Pour your soap mixture into a mold to make your finished soap absolutely adorable. Wash your hands with this fantastic organic soap before you enjoy a relaxing and bug-free summer evening outdoors.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking



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These cute soaps are amazing. I just put it on every corner of my house. It is effective, too. Just be careful not to let your children eat these soap. Its shapes are deceiving.

If you wash off the soap, would it still leave the smell of the citronella?

I have never made soap before. After seeing this project, I am thinking I will give it a try! Homemade insect repellent would be amazing, especially for my kids to use when they go camping or are playing outside during the summer months. I will have to do some more research on soap making before mattempt this, but it does look really easy to do.

I usually make homemade insect repellent spray that will also cool me off just for the summer, or make the mixture and soak baby wipes in the spray and wipe myself down as needed. But I love making the insect repellent soaps for those times I know I will be outside way too often, or will be camping or hiking. They work like a charm, and I like to add some aloe vera gel so the soaps almost work like mini sunscreens as well!

These look so adorable. Prevention always turns out better than relieving insect bites. I have tried using balms but i still get stung and i dont like the fragrance used to make them.


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