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'Natural Summer Solutions, Tips & Fun' - Homemade Bug Spray

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Today's activity is homemade bug spray.

With summer comes bugs, especially mosquitoes. Help to prevent bug bites with a homemade bug spray or lotion.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons of a carrier oil (I used coconut oil but Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oils are good options)

5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

15 drops of Lavender Oil

Mix oils together. Put into a small spray bottle or if you used coconut oil a small mason jar will work.

Is this a recipe you would try? Do you have a different bug spray recipe that you use? 

by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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cabrandy03
by Brandy on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM

I do need to find a good bug repellent recipe but I'd like to find something without eucalyptus oil.

907PickleMom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Looks interesting.. I use a natural spray from etsy.
Jenn8604
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM
1 mom liked this
I use peppermint oil and vanilla to repel bugs.
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Emeraldmama7
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Where do we find all of these items at?  I usually just shop at Wal-Mart but I'm not sure I could find all of the ingredients there.....

newwifenmom
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Cool.

jaylyndenae
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I have a different recipe that I'm going to try. It has witch hazel and a variety of essential oils. It's very similar. Anything is better than DEET! That stuff is pure poison!

AudlyLuvly
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM
I would try this if I had eos available to me.
rachelrothchild
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Yes.  Too bad this wasn't yesterday's recipe.  I just ordered natural bug repellant.  If I run out, I'll try this :)

rachelrothchild
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Good point, and that's good to know ;)

Quoting jellyphish:

Darn. I thought this was going to be a spray for bugs not just a repellent.
Yes I make my own repellent, but not with euc oil because

**eucalyptus oil is not safe for children**

But my sis just told me that sirracha kills scorpions. So I'm excited to try that out.


Brieshon
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Thanks! I've never made repellant, but may try!
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