Homemade EO Bug Spray

I’m that person who cannot go out without a coating of bug spray on. I tell my husband it’s because I’m so sweet……I think he has other ideas of why….hahahaha! I hate the thought of what all those scary chemicals are in the name brand store bought repellents. If I can’t pronounce it or spell it…it’s probably some bad stuff. So I just like the idea of homemade everything and why not your own bug spray too. I have made my own using essential oils. It’s easy, smells fantastic and works great! šŸ˜Š

Here’s what you need:


6 ounces distilled or boiled water

6 ounces witch hazel

1/2 teaspoon each citronella, grapefruit and lemongrass. I useĀ these.

1/4 teaspoon each rose geraniumĀ and/or eucalyptusĀ (optional)

1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil (optional but recommended). I like thisĀ one

1 ounce vodka.

Mix all ingredients and add to spray bottle. Shake well before each use. I used rose geranium in mine. It is a tick and flea repellent and so is the eucalyptus. I recommend always using the citronella eo in this recipe but you can play around with the essential oils you prefer and use the basics of this recipe. Ā Peppermint, lavender, lemon eucalptus are also really good bug repellent choices.

I put mine in a few 2 ounce spray bottles. They are a handy, portable size. Enjoy!

 

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Last update June 2, 2017

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