Ready for a bug free summer? Homemade bug spray is a natural alternative to conventional sprays. It’s safe and effective, and all the ingredients are natural. The essential oils lemon, lavender, rose geranium, mint, clove, thyme, sweet orange, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree, sage, oregano, cedarwood, citronella, and basil are all very effective in repelling insects. Try a few and see which one is right for you. Add a little Vitamin E oil to your bug spray and it last longer. Here’s my favorite recipe that I use for my family.
Homemade Insect Repellent
- 85% percent witch hazel
- 15% distilled or boiled water
- 10-15 drops essential oil
- 1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 capsule Vitamin E oil (optional)
Combine witch hazel, water, essential oil, and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Pop open the Vitamin E capsule and squeeze the oil into the bottle. Shake to combine. Spray on and reapply as needed.