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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Make Homemade Bug Repellent #DIY

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 #DIY   Natural Bug Spray.  How to make your own bug spray.  Mosquito repellent recipe with lavender Oil

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

Homemade Bug Repellent #DIY   Natural Bug Spray.  How to make your own bug spray.  Mosquito repellent recipe with lavender Oil


Directions:

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!  


Homemade Bug Repellent #DIY   Natural Bug Spray.  How to make your own bug spray.  Mosquito repellent recipe with lavender Oil


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!  

Kari on Facebook
Kari's Blog
Kari's do Terra page

Homemade Bug Repellent #DIY   Natural Bug Spray.  How to make your own bug spray.  Mosquito repellent recipe with lavender Oil

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! 

Homemade Bug Repellent #DIY   Natural Bug Spray.  How to make your own bug spray.  Mosquito repellent recipe with lavender Oil

Use this cute label for your Homemade Bug Repellent!


Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.

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10 comments:

  1. Great idea! I never thought of making my own bug spray!

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  2. I've ordered all of the ingredients to make this myself. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  3. Awe...what a cute label! I've never thought of making my own repellent, but I bet this smells much better than what I've been using.

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  4. Thankfully no bugs near my house but this would be great when the boys go camping. I like the natural ingredients in it.

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  5. If I was a bug, I'd love it, but I'm no bug! I love vanilla and lavendar!

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  6. Cool idea, I would have never thought to make my own bug spray either, but I was thinking what Gal Needs did, the vanilla and lavendar would make you smell sweeter to them! LOL :)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  7. Making this for sure! I have been interested in trying out doTerra, looks like a perfect reason to invest in a little lavender!

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  8. At this time of the year with the mosquitoes in full swing here in the Springs I need this. I also know what's in my spray which is really good.

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  9. What good timing! I just wrote a newspaper article on lavender and learned about this. I've been using Heritage Lavender mist as a bug repellent on my walks and so far it's working!!! It's simply the water that's left over after they make the oil. I'm sure if I went camping I may need a more heavy duty lavender oil repellent, but so far so good. I am totally addicted to it! Also, I've taken to spraying it on my pillow at night and I do think it helps me sleep. Lavender has all kinds of benefits. You can even clean with it.

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  10. This is great!! Bugs love me, unfortunately...

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