It is bug season and I should have shared this DIY essential bug spray recipe at the beginning of summer, it is still not too late to make your own. I hate bug sprays and the chemicals that are in them, so I decided to make my own with this recipe and I am very happy with how it works.
I am a magnet for mosquitos, just ask Mr. DD. He claims that I am his bug spray. We will be side by side and I will get multiple bites and he will have zero as long as I am next to him. I know a lot of you out there are just like me. Those pesky mosquitos love my scent!
The first time I used my new bug spray was sitting outside on our deck and Mr. DD said we need to go in, I am getting bit. What, wait, you are getting bites and I have not! It works and I am not using those nasty bug sprays ever again!
This is such a simple recipe and a little goes a long way. I will need to make a few bottles so I can have one at home and carry one in my purse.
- 2 Tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Distilled Water
- 15 drops Lavendar Esstial Oil
- 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 15 drops Clove Essentail Oil
- Add all ingredients into small dark glass spray bottle.
- Shake before each use.
Different oils repel different bugs, so it’s best to use a combination of essential oils to ward off several types of bugs.
Mosquitos – citronella, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, basil, clove, thyme, lemongrass, geranium, lavender
Fleas – cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, lemongrass, lavender, orange, pine
Ticks – rose geranium, juniper, rosewood, thyme, grapefruit, oregano
I hope you have a bug free summer and enjoy this homemade essential oil bug spray.