How To Make Home Made Natural Bug Repellent

It’s that time of year again, those pesky bugs are back at it again! They always seem to make the time with family a pain in the butt! We think that grabbing that can of bug spray is going to solve it but they bite at us anyway! If chemicals don’t do the trick what will?! How about something homemade, natural even? Something the bugs aren’t used to!

Why we don’t use the chemicals:

When you search bug spray one of the things that might come up is “bug spray poisoning”….what? Ok…how can this poison us?! It’s actually happens pretty often, it could be an allergic reaction to being hospitalized, cases vary. Most bug sprays have something called DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide). Whhhhhaaaaat? If you want to learn more about why DEET is an issue click this link. DEET is used in most sprays to keep those pesky buggies away. There are too many mixed opinions on DEET, we personally don’t use it. We don’t think you should either.

What we use:

As you may know, we love natural. Natural, in our opinion, solves a lot of problems that are unnaturally caused. We make our own. Here’s how:

  1. Two tablespoons of Witch Hazel.
  2. Two tablespoons of Olive Oil or Neem oil, or a combination of them both.
  3. Half of a teaspoon of vodka.
  4. Fifty- One hundred drops of essential oils

Add into a spray bottle and mix well before each use!

Here are some essential oils buggies don’t like;

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Cedarwood
  • Citronella
  • Lemon/Orange (citrus)
  • Clove (be careful it’s strong)
  • Peppermint (avoid if nursing)
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus

Good luck and happy spraying!

-M