Natural Insect Repellent Recipes



Summer is such a fun time of year, but dealing with pesky bugs and potentially harmful bites is not!  

Using commercial bug spray that contains the toxic chemical DEET is no option for my family, so here are a few easy and quick bug spray recipes that you can safely mix up and keep on hand.

Recipe #1:

5 drops lavender oil
5 drops lemon oil
3 tablespoons vanilla extract

Combine all above ingredients into a spray bottle.  Fill bottle with half water and half witch hazel.  Shake before each use.

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Recipe #2:

15 drops lavender oil

Fill a spray bottle with half water and half witch hazel.  Add essential oils and shake well.  Shake before each use.


To purchase a safe, natural bug spray, consider Bug Me Not.


Do you make your own bug spray?  I would love to hear your recipe!

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