want to make your own bug spray?

JoAnn_FlaAugust 21, 2012

Here is the recipe.

All Natural Bug Spray (to spray on you)

4 drops citronella essential oil

4 drops lemongrass essential oil

4 drops rosemary essential oil

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil

4 drops mint essential oil

1/4 cup pure witch hazel

Directions

1. Add all ingredients into a small glass or plastic atomizer. Shake.

2. Shake well and apply liberally.

Here is a link that might be useful: bug spray

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glenda_al

Thanks!

I pour Listerine into a spray bottle and spray around me and in the air when I'm sitting on the porch.

It's not been proven that it is a repellant but it works for me.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 5:20PM
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drewsmaga

I'm going to try the Listerine. Do knock-off store brands work too?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 12:45AM
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JoAnn_Fla

You can also use just lemongrass oil with some rubbing alcohol, lemongrass smells really nice. see the link

Here is a link that might be useful: lemongrass oil

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 8:26AM
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glenda_al

I use WalMart brand of Listerine

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:06AM
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ellendi

Joann, where do youfind all those oils?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:28AM
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jennmonkey

I buy natural mosquito repellant lotion that contains all of those items. It smells really good and works pretty well too. I don't use regular bug spray because it freaks me out to spray poison all over my body (of course I don't live in a West Nile or Malaria area either, thank goodness!).

ellendi, in Seattle I get essential oils at a little shop at Pike Place Market, but they also sell them at Whole Foods and most Natural Food stores. You could also get them online.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 11:18AM
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ellendi

Thanks

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 11:59AM
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