Homemade Bug Spray
We are gearing up for bug season here….mosquitoes, ticks, creepy crawlers!
It is good to be prepared with a natural solution to help fight off these pests. Here is the natural, simple, easy, yet effective mixture that I will be mixing up and using for myself and my family.
This homemade Bug Spray is easy to put together, you will just need a few basic essential oils to make it. Here’s the recipe that has been working well for us!
Homemade Bug Spray
What You Need:
- 4 T. water
- 2 T. Witch Hazel
- 4 drops Thyme (Where to Buy)
- 4 drops Lemongrass (Where to Buy)
- 4 drops Lavender (Where to Buy)
- 4 drops Peppermint (Where to Buy)
Mix all ingredients and oils together and place in a spray bottle. You can find small spray bottles in the travel section of most stores. These work perfectly for this spray and are especially a nice size if you want to carry the spray in your car or purse when you are out and about.
When you are ready to use, spray over skin or clothing, remember that lemongrass is somewhat photosensitive so make sure you are wearing sun protection as well if you plan on spraying this directly on skin or just leave it out if you want to use directly on skin.
I hope that this will help you have a BUG FREE or BITE FREE season!!
Here is another great post you might want to check out about preventing mosquitoes around your yard. There are many things that you can plant and do to help reduce the insect population in addition to using a Homemade Bug Spray!
And if you do end up getting bit this summer, a great thing to have on hand is some Bentonite Clay. It will help take away the sting and itch of many different kinds of bites so they won’t continue to bother you!
Do not use this spray (since it contains peppermint oil) on young children.
What should you make next? How about Homemade Shaving Cream?
What other body products would you like to see me make with essential oils?