With all the recent news about mosquitoes, I thought it was important to bring a ton of bug spray with us to Mexico, just be on the safe side. Our honeymoon is finally here and we are currently soaking up the sun on a sandy beach.  I know you can get bit just as easily at home as abroad, so this great little bug spray is perfect for a purse and made from ingredients that won’t harm the world. Follow us on a Instagram to see our trip live in action.

Essential Oil Bug Spray - Make Your Own Natural Bug Spray

I bet you’ve heard a lot about essential oils by now. I don’t think we will get rid of all chemicals around us tomorrow, but in an attempt to live a more natural life, I’ve started using a few different oils. My sister is very knowledgeable about essential oils and gave me this recipe for homemade bug spray. Then of course I couldn’t help myself and had to make a little vinyl label for my bug spray bottle!

Essential Oil Bug Spray - Make Your Own Natural Bug SprayWhat you need:

  • Witch hazel
  • Water
  • Citronella Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Small glass spray bottle

What to do:

  1. Fill the bottle with half water and half witch hazel
  2. Add 20-30 drops citronella oil, 5 drops lavender oil, 5 drops lemongrass oil
  3. Shake and spray!

Essential Oil Bug Spray - Make Your Own Natural Bug SprayA little goes a long way and this stuff really works for me. I get bad reactions to a lot of chemicals, so a bug spray without all the junk is great for my skin.

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