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Handmade 101
Aromatherapy Bug Deterrent Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This bug deterrent is not only aromatically comforting, but is effective in keeping mosquitos, gnats and other critters from ruining your nuptuals or any other outdoor event. As if that weren’t enough, it contains natural ingredients that are nourishing for the skin and calming to the nervous system.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies.
You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: (8) 1.95 oz. Bottles


  •  16 Ounce(s) Aloe Vera Gel
  •  20 Drop(s) Cedarwood EO- Certified 100% Pure 135
  •  20 Drop(s) Patchouli EO - Certified 100% Pure 711
  •  15 Drop(s) Geranium EO- Certified 100% Pure 732
  •  10 Drop(s) Lemongrass EO- Certified 100% Pure 138
  •  10 Drop(s) Citronella EO - Certified 100% Pure 703
  •  8 Piece(s) 2 oz Natural Malibu Tottle Bottle - 22/400 1.5"
  •  8 Piece(s) 22/400 White Flip Top Cap - 1.5 inch


  •  2 Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups
  •  Mixing Spoon or Spatula
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  5 Piece(s) Droppers - Plastic
  •  Clean Plastic Bag or Pastry Bag
  •  Scissors

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Citronella Essential Oil.

Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. Add the essential oils and Aloe Vera Gel into a Pyrex measuring cup and stir together.
  2. Place bottles into the clean measuring cup to hold them upright, and place on scale and tare to zero.
  3. Pour the contents of the measuring cup into a clean plastic bag or pastry bag. Squeeze all of the excess air out and snip the corner of the bag. Fill each bottle to 1.95 oz. Any remaining product can be divided equally.
  4. Place caps on bottles and label product accordingly.

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"What is the self life of the Aloe Vera Gel? Also, when I incorporate other ingredients with it, will it continue to be clear? or will it be cloudy? Thanks in advance ;-)"

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Posted By: teresa   |   June 10, 2017

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"On the INCI ingredient label you have listed the following components:Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA. Can you tell me which ingredient or ingredients incorporate these components?"

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Posted By: Nancy   |   May 04, 2017

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"In the ingredients label you show more ingredients than you have listed in the recipe. What are the other listed ingredients? "

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Posted By: Shirley   |   May 01, 2017

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