How to make Oily Bug Spray for Summer with Essential Oils

yogiolio-oily-bug-sprayYou may have seen people who are into essential oils making their own all natural bug spray.

There are actually many combos of essential oils that you can use: lemongrass, citronella, and peppermint all seem to help keep bugs away from you. YL’s Purification has many of these in it.

When I make my spray I use about 3/4 witch hazel base and one quarter filtered water. It takes quite a bit of oil. I use about 15-20 drops and a small bottle like the one pictured. Rosemary and lavender can be really great also. Keep in mind that Melaleuca (or Teatree oil) can be dangerous for cats.

The bottle pictured has rosemary, lemongrass, lavender, and a bit of peppermint. It worked great since I didn’t get any bites…nor did my girls.

I think the key is reapplying often and I even put it in the space around us. The nice part is it smells lovely and it is non-toxic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s