Homemade Bug Spray

Hi friends! Hope you are having lovely warm weather like we have. I haven’t posted about any oils lately as I have been spending a lot time outdoors. The bugs have taken over out there and I was just so excited to see the sun and feel the warmth that I went straight out there without my bug spray. That is what happens when you live in an area that sees way too much winter!  Not smart, I now have a total of 8 very itchy bites all over, boo! Thankfully I have my lavender essential oil to take the itch right away. I have since gotten smarter and made my annual bottle of bug spray.
Making your own bug spray is so easy and helps you avoid all those awful chemicals that can harm you and your precious family! I want to share with you my recipe because it wouldn’t be very nice of me to keep it all to myself would it?! I have placed links so that you can easily find the items.

To make your own you will need:
Distilled water
Witch Hazel
Purification essential oil
Spearmint essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil
Fill the bottle halfway with distilled water.
30 drops of Purification
10 drops Spearmint
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Lemongrass
Fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel. Shake and start spraying!

I bought these bottles and they work great! We keep a bottle in our backpack for hikes and my purse so I always have it handy when we are out and about. One word of caution, do not leave it in your car because the oils will separate and become vapor, but if you do, just let the bottle cool down before you open it again so that none of the vapor can escape and they will return as a liquid.
This blend repels mosquitoes, flies, ticks, gnats and fleas. It really is that easy, with just a few simple steps you don’t have to worry about dousing your family or yourself in chemicals to keep the bugs and their diseases away!

I pray you have a happy and healthy summer!

Forever Grateful,



*As with any oils please do your research! I am not a doctor and only share oils that I use and that have worked for me, my family and others that I know. Please make sure you are getting oils from a reputable, pure source. I buy exclusively from Young Living, they are the only oil company to provide a Seed to seal guarantee. Click the link to find out more about that guarantee.*


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