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DIY All Natural Bug Spray (that actually works!)
Ever year as warmer weather approaches, we make several DIY homemade products to protect our family (including this amazing homemade sunscreen recipe) and all natural bug spray.
While we are serious about keeping insects off, we are uncomfortable with traditional store bought sprays that use DEET to do it. As Heather of Mommypotamus explains:
That’s more than enough for us to reach into our DIY drawer and mix up a quick batch of all natural insect repellent!
There are recipes for all natural bug spray all over the internet, but after testing a TON of different variations be narrow things down to our favorite – that takes only 5 minutes to make.
Homemade Bug Spray Instructions
Place essential oils in a glass spray bottle. Add vodka or alcohol and shake well to combine.
Pour in Essential Living witch hazel and shake to combine.
Add ½ tsp vegetable glycerin if using. This is not necessary but helps everything stay combined.
Add water and shake again. Shake before each use as the oils and water will naturally separate some over time.
Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients
- 1 8oz Amber Glass bottle
- 30 drops geranium essential oil
- 30 drops citronella essential oil
- 20 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1 TBSP vodka or rubbing alcohol
- ½ cup natural witch hazel
- ½ cup water (or vinegar)
- 1 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional)