Natural Bug Repellent Spray contains a mixture of essential oils and plant-based extracts that combat insects, bugs, and flies. It's important to choose a combination of oils that repels insects, and then mix it with a carrier (i.e. witch hazel, alcohol, or oil). Effective insect repellent essential oils include:
- castor oil
- rose geranium
1 oz witch hazel
1 oz grape seed (or other carrier) oil
40 drops citronella essential oils
20 drops peppermint essential oils
15 drops lemon essential oils
15 drops lemongrass essential oils
Natural Bug Repellent Spray: Recipe
1. Combine all ingredients directly into a small glass or tin spray bottle.
2. Shake well before use.
3. Reapply often, up to every 1-2 hours as needed.
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