Homemade All Natural Bug Spray

by GettingFreedom on July 17, 2012

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We all love summer, right?  The bugs that come with summer?  Notsomuch.

Unfortunately, you really can’t have one without the other.  But who wants to spray loads of chemicals on your body, or your children’s?  Not I.

For years I’ve been looking for an alternative.  After much reading and research, I think I’ve found a homemade all natural bug spray that works!

Homemade All Natural Bug Spray

Homemade All Natural Bug Spray


  • 4 oz water
  • 4 oz Witch Hazel
  • 20 drops Citronella Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil


  1. In a small spray bottle, add in the water and witch hazel.
  2. Add in the Essential Oils and shake.
  3. Spray all over body {except the face} and enjoy your summer!


The more essential oils you use the stronger the bug spray will be. So if you're not getting the protection you expect, add more oils. Just be sure to test out your spray on a small part of your body before spraying all over, to make sure you don't react to some of the oils. Also--purchasing high quality oils are essential! While they might seem pricey at first, considering you only use a few drops a recipe, they'll last quite some time.


Need labels for your bug spray?  Download your FREE Natural Bug Spray Labels here!  To attach the labels to your spray bottle print on sticker paper or use mod podge {my preferred method}.

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