creating natural bug spray with essential oilsAs temperatures rise, people look forward to spending more time outdoors but they also dread the pesky insects that come with it. Why not take a natural approach to fighting them and make your own natural bug spray with essential oils?

Going to the store and buying a bottle of insect repellant may be easy but the majority of the products on the market are full of chemicals, including DEET. There are a lot of warnings and safety precautions related to using DEET. Essential oils come straight from nature and can provide the same kind of defense against bugs without you having to worry about you or your children's health. Plus, making it yourself can save you a trip to the store.

In just 5 minutes you can quickly and effectively create your own affordable insect repellant spray. The best part is when you run out you can always make more!

Essential Oils That Repel Bugs

Essential Oils are extracted directly from plants and have all sorts of health benefits which range from aiding in digestion to promoting sleep. Most essential oils have more than one benefit, and while some assist you on your wellness journey (and smell great!), certain insects do not like them very much.

Some of the most commonly used essential oils to diffuse or use topically to keep bugs away are : lavender, geranium, orange, citronella, cedar, peppermint, tea tree, lemongrass and eucalyptus. These all are great for repelling mosquitos, and some, such as peppermint, cedarwood, tea tree and lavender, are also great for keeping spiders, gnats and ants out of your home.

Essential oils should always be diluted with water or a carrier oil before applying them topically, click here to view dilution rates. Once they are diluted, they can be applied to both adults and children as an all-natural remedy that not only is effective but smells great!

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

natural bug spray essential oil collectionWhile many essential oils are natural insect repellants, we have put together our favorite recipe to create an easy and accessible D.I.Y. bug spray. All you need is a few essential oils, water and a 4oz spray bottle.

Homemade Bug Spray Instructions

Simply add the essential oils into a 4oz glass spray bottle. Next, fill the bottle with water and shake. That’s it!

Since the essential oils are diluted with water they are safe to spray liberally on your skin. The powers of the essential oils will be sure to keep bugs away, allowing you to enjoy your time outdoors much more!

Make sure to shake well before each use as the oil and water will naturally separate over time.

Are you ready to start making your own natural alternative products?

creating natural bug spray with essential oils
As temperatures rise, people look forward to spending more time outdoors but they also dread the pesky insects that come with it. Why not take a natural approach to fighting them and make your own natural bug spray with essential oils?

Going to the store and buying a bottle of insect repellant may be easy but the majority of the products on the market are full of chemicals, including DEET. There are a lot of warnings and safety precautions related to using DEET. Essential oils come straight from nature and can provide the same kind of defense against bugs without you having to worry about you or your children's health. Plus, making it yourself can save you a trip to the store.

In just 5 minutes you can quickly and effectively create your own affordable insect repellant spray. The best part is when you run out you can always make more!

Essential Oils That Repel Bugs

Essential Oils are extracted directly from plants and have all sorts of health benefits which range from aiding in digestion to promoting sleep. Most essential oils have more than one benefit, and while some assist you on your wellness journey (and smell great!), certain insects do not like them very much.

Some of the most commonly used essential oils to diffuse or use topically to keep bugs away are : lavender, geranium, orange, citronella, cedar, peppermint, tea tree, lemongrass and eucalyptus. These all are great for repelling mosquitos, and some, such as peppermint, cedarwood, tea tree and lavender, are also great for keeping spiders, gnats and ants out of your home.

Essential oils should always be diluted with water or a carrier oil before applying them topically, click here to view dilution rates. Once they are diluted, they can be applied to both adults and children as an all-natural remedy that not only is effective but smells great!

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

natural bug spray essential oil collectionWhile many essential oils are natural insect repellants, we have put together our favorite recipe to create an easy and accessible D.I.Y. bug spray. All you need is a few essential oils, water and a 4oz spray bottle.

Homemade Bug Spray Instructions

Simply add the essential oils into a 4oz glass spray bottle. Next, fill the bottle with water and shake. That’s it!

Since the essential oils are diluted with water they are safe to spray liberally on your skin. The powers of the essential oils will be sure to keep bugs away, allowing you to enjoy your time outdoors much more!

Make sure to shake well before each use as the oil and water will naturally separate over time.