It is summertime which means fun in the mountains, backyard and park but lets be real, those pesky bugs like to hang out around those places too and those bugs make me crazy! Mosquitoes are bad this time of the year and while I know bug spray is a must I really dislike the idea of using a ton of chemicals all over my kids skin and my skin. Soooo it was time to try something new for the season.
Watch out buggies....time to learn how to make your own Bug Repellent with Lavender Oil! Bring it bugs we will not walk around with giant swollen bites this summer!
Homemade Bug Repellent
What you will need:
Empty Spray Bottle
15 drops of lavender oil
4 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
2-3 cups water
1. Add the 2-3 cups of water to the empty spray bottle.
2. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract to the water and mix well.
3. Lastly add the Lavender Oil drops to the mixture.
4. Tape the printable label to the bottle.
5. Before use shake well!
One of my good friends, Kari, recently introduced me to the do Terra line of essential oils and when I saw that the Lavender Oil was available through her I immediately ordered some. I knew that we would use the Lavender Oil for many DIY formulas and relaxation.
do Terra has the strictest requirements on the market to make sure that their oils are completely pure of any impurities. All testing is done by a 3rd party company. They buy the plants from where they grow indigenously for the highest quality of oils. And my favorite part is that they are reasonably priced!!!
You can contact Kari for more information on any of the do Terra Oils and she can help you decide the best ones for you and your family. Like I said, great quality and fantastic prices!
We used this spray in our backyard for a big family BBQ and it worked really well. I sprayed it around the tables and deck to create a barrier for our guests and then some of us even sprayed the mixture on our skin and clothes. Those pesky Mosquito buggies stayed away! This is a summer must have!
Use this cute label for your Homemade Bug Repellent!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.