Homemade Bug Repellant

Homemade Bug Repellant

I can never decide which I dislike most, mosquito bites or the smell of bug spray. That’s why I was thrilled to come across this solution. Homemade bug repellant is safe, effective, and smells nice too. I’ve been making it and using it all summer. Try this recipe and store it in travel sized spray bottles. You can keep one in your pocket or purse for use whenever you need. I also love these as favors for outdoor parties, picnics or weddings.

Homemade Bug Spray

1/2 cup distilled water
1/3 cup witch hazel
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
30-50 drops of essential oil (any mix of lavender, eucalyptus, citron, rosemary or lemongrass)

Mix all ingredients together and pour into spray bottles. Double or triple the recipe as needed.

HINT: Look for essential oils at health food stores or natural food markets.

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