Homemade Bug Repellents


Homemade Bug Repellents

July 9, 2014

It’s finally summer! Unfortunately the warm weather comes with bugs, lots of bugs!

Here are some homemade bug spray recipes to keep your little one protected all summer long:

Lavender/Vanilla Spray

  • Combine in a 16 oz bottle
  • 15 drops of lavender oil
  • 3-4 tbs of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water and there u have it!

Essential Oil Spray

  • Fill 8 oz spray bottle 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water
  • Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
  • Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using
  • Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. (Choose from: Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender or Mint)

Dried Herbs Spray

  • Boil 1 cup of water and add 3-4 TBSP of dried herbs total in any combination (peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass, catnip, lavender, etc).
  • Mix well, cover and let cool.
  • Strain herbs out and mix water with 1 cup of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. Store in a spray bottle in a cool place (like the fridge).
  • Use as needed. Added bonus: it smells great and is very refreshing to the skin!


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