Make this easy DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray to keep bugs away naturally. No worries about harsh chemicals when you make this essential oil bug repellent that works great.
DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray
The kids love playing outside. However, this time of year there are mosquitoes all around that make a bug spray a requirement.
I didn’t want to use one with harsh chemicals and decided to make my own essential oil blend to repel insects. We just used this at the lake this weekend and it worked great.
I was very impressed at how well it worked on the kids. Plus, it smells amazing! You are going to love it.
This natural alternative to bug spray is awesome and so simple to make. You only need a few ingredients to make this and it is so easy.
What is the most effective natural mosquito repellent?
No need to buy bug sprays at the store that are full of chemicals and words you can’t even pronounce. We are going to show you how to make a really effective mosquito repellent that you will love.
Keep reading to find out how. It is so easy!
What essential oils are good for repelling mosquitoes?
These are our favorites to use. They work great and really do a good job of repelling mosquitoes.
There are so many great ideas! We are always making something with essential oils.
Give this DIY bug spray a try. Vanilla extract is also a natural bug repellent for another option.
Just rub on skin with a carrier oil like a little coconut oil. This is a great natural mosquito repellent.
How do you make your own bug spray?
This is so easy and works so well. Once you make this, you will never buy store bought bug repellent again.
Homemade bug spray is the best!
What do you need to make essential oil bug spray recipe?
- 2 oz glass spray bottle
- Purification Essential Oil or Citronella Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Witch Hazel
- Distilled Water
How do you make natural bug repellent?
- Fill the bottle half way (approximately 1 oz) with witch hazel. You may need to use a small funnel so it doesn’t spill.
- Put approximately 10 drops of the purification oil in the bottle and 2 drops of the lavender essential oil. The lavender is for the smell, so you may use a different one if you prefer a different scent. I know that this seems like a lot of oils but you need it to be strong to keep the bugs away!
- Fill the rest of the bottle up with the distilled water.
- Shake to mix thoroughly. You will need to shake before each use as the oils have a tendency to separate.
It is that easy to make essential oil bug repellent!
You can feel good about using all natural bug spray!
We love spending time outdoors. However, we do not like having mosquito’s and other bugs bothering us.
I was looking recently to purchase bug spray for my kiddos and had a terrible time finding something all natural. Everything it seemed at the store contained chemicals like deet and other harsh ingredients.
Now that I know how to make this natural bug spray, we can use it all summer long. No worries about chemicals or unwanted ingredients.
Homemade bug spray works great!
This really works wonders and no worries about what I’m putting on the kids. One thing to keep in mind with this natural bug spray is application is needed more frequently.
However, that is worth the peace of mind of knowing it’s all natural and chemical free. I usually reapply after about 2 hours.
It seems to do the trick. You may need to adjust the time a little but that seems to work for me.
Not only is it great for the kids but also for adults. The entire family can use this!
I love not having to carry a ton of different bottles around. It’s so nice being able to use the same product on everyone in the family!
You can also try this DIY Bug Spray that uses apple cider vinegar. We like that as well.
Just use what you prefer.
Try essential oil insect repellent!
We are really trying to be cautious as to what we are using around here. I’m reading more and more ingredients on what I’m using and goodness it’s a lot!
It really has caused me to try to use more natural products in our home. You are going to love using this essential oil insect repellent on your family.
DIY Essential oil bug spray is simple to make and works great!
Give this a try and see how well it works for you this summer. This easy DIY is much cheaper and works better than what you can buy at the store.
I love that I can feel good about what I’m putting on my kid’s skin and no worries of chemicals.
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I know that you will love this DIY bug spray so much that you will want to try more natural products. We have tried so many and have been pleased with every single one.
I’m sure that you will love them just as much as our family does. Don’t get overwhelmed and try to make all of these in one night.
Start with a few that interest you the most and go from there. You can make one or two and try another the next week.
You can do more or less based on your time and budget. Just don’t pressure yourself or it might seem daunting.
Once you get started, it’s so easy to make natural products. I have found that I have many supplies already on hand and only have to pick up a few key ingredients.
So get started and let us know what you think! It is such a great feeling having all natural products at home to use.
Natural bug spray is one of our favorites and we use this on all of us.
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