Two Ingredient Hostess Gift

With summer mere days away, the cookout invitations are sure to be on the rise. It's always tough to come up with a unique (but easy) hostess gift, especially when the gatherings are last minute. We came up with a solution that won't break the bank but is sure to be the talk of the party! We paired a fresh citronella plant (perfect for repelling bugs) with our homemade bug spray (an extra layer of protection against the pesky mosquitos). Sure, you can use store-bought bug spray if you're really in a pinch, but this combo is a breath of fresh air against the typical candle or bottle of wine gift. Here's what you need:


1 citronella plant (we found ours at Home Depot)

1 amber bottle


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Essential Oil Bug Spray:

40 drops citronella oil

40 drops eucalyptus oil

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup witch hazel

 gold Sharpie to label bottle (optional)


Happy Memorial Day!