Originally Posted by Debs
Hi Teresa - hope you get this as it's a couple of weeks since it was posted- I'd love to hear exactly what you put in your citrus mint recipe. I've been playing with lime, orange 10x and maychang which is lovely and i think it may last longer than some of my other experiments but the thought of adding mint sounds lush!! i found a recipe today which put eucalyptus with peppermint that i might try too so i could do it at the same time as yours?!
I completely forgot about this. I'm sorry. I just printed out the recipe. I made a large batch of it and used these amounts: 1.2 oz Pink Grapefruit, 1 oz Spearmint, 4 oz Sweet Orange and 4 oz Tangerine. This made 10.2 oz which may be too much for you to try out. The 1 oz recipe is: 3.34 g Pink Grapefruit, 2.78 g Spearmint, 11.12 g Sweet Orange and 11.12 g Tangerine. You can round these numbers off and it won't matter much.
I also pulled up the recipe I used for the grapefruit rosemary my friend liked: 58 g Pink Grapefruit and 28 g Rosemary. It was supposed to be a 2:1 ratio grapefruit to rosemary, but I was slightly off with the rosemary. I don't think it really matters much; however, rosemary is
much stronger smelling than grapefruit, so maybe that one gram does matter.
I've got to go to work, but remind me again, I've got an awesome recipe for bug repellent that is only EOs (a LOT of eo's). My friend tested it out during the summer in the woods. Not a tick, gnat, mosquito (or person) came within a mile of her.