Homemade Bug Spray

words by: Merissa A. Alink


We are gearing up for bug season here… mosquitoes, ticks, and creepy crawlers! It is good to be prepared with a natural solution to help fight off these pests. Here is the natural, simple, easy, yet effective mixture that I will be mixing up and using for myself and my family. This homemade Bug Spray is easy to put together—you will need just a few basic essential oils. Here’s the recipe that has been working well for us!

What You Need: 
  • 4 T. water
  • 2 T. Witch Hazel
  • 4 drops Thyme Oil
  • 4 drops Lemongrass Oil
  • 4 drops Lavender Oil
  • 4 drops Peppermint Oil

Mix all ingredients together and place in a spray bottle. You can find small spray bottles in the travel section of most stores. These work perfectly for this spray and are an especially nice size if you want to carry the spray in your car or purse when you are out and about.

When you are ready to use, spray over skin or clothing.

I hope this will help you have a BUG-FREE and BITE-FREE season!

Lemongrass is somewhat photosensitive, so make sure you are wearing sun protection as well if you plan on applying this spray directly onto your skin, or just leave the lemongrass out of the mix entirely. Do not use this spray on young children, since it contains peppermint oil.


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