Summer is here and so is the sun and the bugs! I have made bug repellent before, that works quite well…I’ve also made sunscreen before, that is very effective. So….I thought why not combine them! Best of all, I actually love the smell of Citronella! It’s often used as a flavoring agent for lime candies, like jelly beans. This coupled with the fact it is the most common active ingredient in most equine fly sprays (and since I love anything that reminds me of horses) the light scent of citronella simply makes me feel happy!
Summer is here and so is the sun and the bugs!
Working with Zinc Oxide is messy! Always use a jar your willing to discard later for making sunscreen. I use a cleaned tin can.
*For more information about how to make infused oils check out my post Making Infused Oils.
Melt all ingredients except for Zinc Oxide in a used tin can set in 2” of water (double boiler) over medium/low heat, stirring regularly to help melt.