Make your own natural bug spray!

8 May

Unfortunately I am like a magnet for mosquitos, gnats, ticks, and any other nasty little bug out there…but I refuse to douse myself in DEET or other chemicals they put in non-natural bug sprays.  Sure, there are bug sprays that are now made for people like me…but why buy them when you can make your own?  If you don’t already have essential oils in your home, I recommend grabbing some…they sure do come in handy!  You can find them in natural or health food stores, drug stores, and even some grocery stores, or online from places like  doTerra.  I grabbed this specific mixture from a website called Garden Therapy (they even added the cute label to print out and stick on your bottle):

bug off printable


  • 4 drops citronella essential oil
  • 4 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops mint essential oil
  • 1/4 cup pure witch hazel

Mix these oils into a glass or plastic atomizer, shake and you’re all set!  Keeps the bugs away and smells good too! (And no unwanted chemicals of course)



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