DIY organic bug spray


With summer time here you will more than likely be spending a lot of time outside. With outside activity comes bugs.  We usually reach for whatever insect repellent we can find easily the downside, full of nasty chemicals that get stored into our bodies. Yuck! No worries my friends I will be showing you how to make your own organic bug spray. 

Empty spray bottle (Figure out the volume before mixing so you don’t end up with more spray than will fit.)
1/2 c (4 oz) witch hazel
8 drops citronella essential oil
8 drops lemongrass essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil

Put all ingredients in your spray bottle and shake to combine. I gave it a good shake before each use.  With any spray product be sure to avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Spray yourself, spray your kids, spray your pets as it is organic, natural and chemical free. Keeping bugs away has never been so easy!

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3 Comments on DIY organic bug spray

  1. I love all of the simple recipes on your site! I just left a comment on the hair rinse article. I had a question I hope you can answer.

    This bug spray also looks great. Unfortunately I will need to get some of these oils as I only have Lavender.

    Do you by any chance have a recipe for a DIY sunscreen that would be an SPF of 30?

    • Thank you. Going organic and creating your own products isn’t as hard or drastic as one may believe. The benefits of going organic are tremendous and will lead to an over all better way of living down the road. I most certainly do beautiful.

      You’ll be able to create your own sunscreen with this. Thank you so much and if there is anything else I can help you with don’t be afraid to ask! Lots of love and happiness!

  2. Next summer I guess I’ll be using organic spray. Because now I know how to make organic bug spray I’ll be using it when ever I see to much bugs outside. The ingredients to make the spray could be a little difficult to find but I will be making organic bug spray. This organic bug spray has no harmful artificial chemicals which is good new for everyone.

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