Natural Insect Repellent Spray With Essential Oils

6 Materials
$2
10 Minutes
Easy

Being outside in the evening was miserable until I made this natural insect repellent recipe. It uses essential oils to naturally repel mosquitoes and other bugs, and it also has ingredients to help your skin.
natural insect repellent spray with essential oils
For the base of the recipe, I used witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, and fractionated coconut oil.

I used a blend called Insect Repellent to naturally repel mosquitoes.
natural insect repellent spray with essential oils
I used an 8 ounce spray bottle to make my bug repellent in and then I can use it right from the bottle. So this is really easy because you don't have to clean anything up after you make it!

I added all of the ingredients using a funnel and gave it a shake.
natural insect repellent spray with essential oils
Then I added the insect repellent blend. It has several oils in it, but the one with the highest concentration is lemon eucalyptus. You'll see this oil in natural bug repellents at the store because it's so effective.
natural insect repellent spray with essential oils
I keep a bottle on my patio table. When bugs are bugging me, I spray this on my ankles arms. I don't need to spray it all over to get relief from bugs. It works for an hour or two before you have to reapply, so it doesn't last as long as the stuff from the store, but it smells and feels better.

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2 comments
  • Rebecca D. Dillon
    on Jul 16, 2018

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Vanessa Swindell
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Yes, I will definitely be trying this one. Mosquitoes love me. We live in the Dallas, Texas area and our summers are long and hot so there are lots of bugs. I love to be outside regardless and I’m tired of paying the price for the suffering LOL! Thanks so much for the info.

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