Sure outdoor weddings are beautiful, and some of my favorite….but not when bugs bite your guests and you, that’s no bueno!
We recently had a wedding down near a Marsh in St. Augustine, the view was too beautiful to pass this hidden gem up, but with the bugs started biting on our first walk-through I knew we needed an elegant approach that kept these pesky critters away..oh and of course a cute sign!
“Smitten, not Bitten!”
Our sign read as guests entered the grassy walk-way to their circular ceremony seat layout.
Essential Oils Bug Repellent:
What you’ll Need:
Our favorite essential oil combos include:
Peppermint Essential Oil + Tea Tree + Rosemary – great for flies (I use this brand)
Lemongrass + Lavender – great for mosquitoes (I use this brand)
How to Mix:
- Add three parts water to one parts vinegar along with a healthy dose of oils. Mix well and spray.
- Be sure to use a carrier oil when going on the skin, it helps to add moisture back in. The carrier oils I love are coconut oil or joba joba.
Be sure not to leave the oils out all day, but sit them out right before guests arrive. Sun exposure can make the oils react.
So next time your headed to a wedding or planning one, don’t forget you can opt to have your essential oils keep the bugs away and act as the perfect wedding favor guests will sure to use throughout the Summer and Fall Season.
Desk : Luxe Party Rental
Floral Design: Team Emily Burton Designs