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'Natural Summer Solutions, Tips & Fun' - Homemade Bug Spray
June 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Today's activity is homemade bug spray.

With summer comes bugs, especially mosquitoes. Help to prevent bug bites with a homemade bug spray or lotion.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons of a carrier oil (I used coconut oil but Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oils are good options)

5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

15 drops of Lavender Oil

Mix oils together. Put into a small spray bottle or if you used coconut oil a small mason jar will work.

Is this a recipe you would try? Do you have a different bug spray recipe that you use? 

Replies

  • jellyphish
    June 26, 2013 at 10:27 AM
    Darn. I thought this was going to be a spray for bugs not just a repellent.
    Yes I make my own repellent, but not with euc oil because

    **eucalyptus oil is not safe for children**

    But my sis just told me that sirracha kills scorpions. So I'm excited to try that out.
  • pinkcsmtlgy
    June 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    We spend alot of time outside so before our next fishing trip I will be making this. Thank you fo rmuch for this recipe.

  • sj3starz
    June 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM
    I bought a bug spray that is citronella and lemongrass. :-) I think the recipe above may smell better
  • la_bella_vita
    June 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM

     I'm making this today! We really need it

  • tuckermum
    June 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
    I made a misquito repellent. It has eucalyptus lemongrasss citronella. It works well against mosquitos but ive still gotten bitten by chiggers so I may try this one for all bugs.
  • jsbuck
    by jsbuck
    June 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM

     I may have to try this.  We just try to avoid being outside when the mosquitos are at their 'peak'.

  • AspensMama1537
    June 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM
    Sounds easy enough.
  • JoJoBean8
    June 26, 2013 at 10:56 AM
    Might have to try this recipe.
  • Tree-Tree
    June 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM
    We use dryer sheets in our pockets. Sounds weird but it had always worked for us. I'm not really sure why.
  • Monkiebut
    June 26, 2013 at 11:19 AM
    I would not use this simply because I don't have the igrediants :/

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