I live in Louisiana, and we have a major problem with “bugs” down here in the humid states. The mosquitoes here are quite literally the size of small birds in some areas. I think I have even heard stories of small animals being taken away by a freakishly large breed of mosquito. I am totally kidding about that last part, but seriously, they are quite big. Needless to say, if you are going to be out between dusk and dawn, you are going to need a bug spray. I like to use an All Natural Bug Spray. I HATE the store bought kind, and I decided to make my own bug spray that I think works really well. That’s why today I am going to share with you this simple recipe to help keep you bite-free from some of those nasty little critters.
In order to make this all natural bug spray, you are going to need a few supplies on hand. Here is a quick list of what you are going to need:
- 16 oz Glass Spray Bottle
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Citronella Essential Oil
- Spearmint Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- 100 percent Natural Witch Hazel
All Natural Bug Spray
Once you have all of your supplies, let’s start making our all natural bug spray.
Take your glass bottle and fill it up about 3/4 of the way with your witch hazel. You are then going to use 20 drops of Citronella, 20 drops of Lemongrass, 10 drops of Spearmint, and 10 drops of Rosemary essential oils. I then add in about 1/2 cup of water and then shake to mix all of the ingredients well.
Make sure you always shake well just before using.
I love how this works, and I even think it smells good. I personally think it smells WAY better than the store bought kind. It’s not 100 percent, but honestly, what is? So when one of those rabid super human mosquitoes breaks through and actually makes contact (and you get bitten), you can always rub a little Lavender oil over it to make it stop itching or burning. It’s so soothing.
If you have never heard of, or ever used essential oils, now is the time to get started. I chose to start using them so I could create a little more of a chemical free environment for me and my family. If you want to learn more about essential oils and why I like to use them, then head over to my page where I discuss all of the reasons why I love essential oils.
If you have a little bug problem this year and you want to let them know who is boss, then make this awesome all natural bug spray to help keep those little pests out of your life in a chemical free way.