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DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

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Make up a batch of this DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray for all your outdoor activities. A natural way to keep bugs at bay. 

If you enjoy essential oils and natural methods, I have some other ways to use them around the house. Try my bug repellent Luminaries, aloe Vera ice cubes for sunburn relief, or oil roller for depression

Essential Oil Bug Repellent Spray

It is true that some people are tastier to mosquitoes than others.  I often wondered about this as I was getting mauled by mosquitoes.  

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

Over-the-counter bug spray is not an option for us so I have used essential oils to keep the mosquitoes at bay.  

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

I have had great success using essential oils and this DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray was created in desperation to give my equally delicious son some relief that could be kept in his backpack.  

What Essential Oils To Use For Bug Repellent

These essential oils are wonderful for warding off pesky flying bugs. You then mix with other ingredients to create a spray. 

 

How to Make

Step 1: In a spray bottle or even a bowl mix all your essential oils, witch hazel, water and Argan oil together. DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

Step 2: Put bug spray in a spray bottle or if you already poured in, Shake it up. 

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

Step 3: Spritz the mixture all over your body before you head outdoors to enjoy nature. 

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

You will need to shake before each use as the mixture can separate as it sits. 

 

Best Way to Store

When you use quality oils you will find that the oils will eat and break down plastic. It is best to store any essential oil items in glass containers. 

 

Also storing essential oils in dark containers away from direct sunlight is important as well, you will find long exposure to the sun can lessen the oils potency. 

 

How Long Will This Store For 

Since these ingredients are all items that have a long shelf life you can essentially store it indefinitely. 

 

The biggest thing is looking at expiration on witch hazel or the Argan oil. The essential oils will last forever. 

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

What Is Best Brand of Essential Oils to Buy

This is a debate for sure. You are welcome to use whatever brand you enjoy. You can find oils on Amazon, but Rocky Mountain, DoTerra, or evening Young Living. 

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

All oils vary in terms of quality. So it is up to you on what you can budget and prefer to buy. I don’t want to steer you one way or another. 

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DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray

Make up a batch of this DIY Essential Oils Bug Repellent Spray for all your outdoor activities. A natural way to keep bugs at bay. 

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Add witch hazel to bowl
  2. Step 2: Add distilled water to bowl
  3. Steps 3-6: Add essential oils to bowl
  4. Step 7: Add Vitamin E oil
  5. Step 8: Add Argan oil
  6. Step 9: Mix ingredients together
  7. Step 10: Pour mixture into spray bottle.
  8. Step 11: Spray before heading out into nature Re-apply as necessary. This oil is safe for all skin types.

Notes

**For kids under 10, decrease drops of essential oils from 10-15 to 5.

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