9. Homemade Bug Spray Insect and Mosquito Repellant – Household Products You Can Make at Home
I’m one of those people that attract mosquitos. I never figured out exactly why. Unfortunately, I just have to always be prepared. I don’t like using harsh chemicals, so finding a homemade bug spray gives me some peace of mind. If you search for homemade bug spray, then you’ll find many different suggestions and combinations of ingredients. The most popular ones include apple cider vinegar, witch hazel or vodka with essential oils and water.
Here is a simple DIY Bug Spray Recipe that I plan on trying come mosquito season. If you have a mosquito repellant concoction that has worked well for you, then please share.
Grab a 4oz spray bottle. Combine 2 ounces of witch hazel with 100 drops of essential oils. Then, fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Here are a few different combinations of essential oils you can use for your homemade bug spray. Choose from eucalyptus, citronella, lemon, cat nip, lavender, rosemary, mint, cedar, and more. Keep in mind, eucalyptus should not be used on babies or pets.
For this spray, use 50 drops eucalyptus, 10 drops lemon, 20 drops lavender, 20 drops rosemary.
You can buy Repel natural bug spray repellant for $12.59, or make your own for around $2.78 including the cost of the spray bottle.
* Use at own risk. Please read disclaimer on page 1.
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