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How to make Homemade bug spray

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If you are looking for homemade bug spray that is a Toxin Free Bug Spray, you'll love this easy recipe. This is an essential oil bug recipe used for mosquito repelling.

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Having kids, it is so important to know exactly what we are putting on their skin. We want to protect them from bugs and mosquitos but we also don't want to be covering their skin with insect repellents with toxins!
DIY natural crafts are my favorite, like homemade insect repellents, because you know exactly what goes into the items that you are using because they are homemade remedies.
You might also like these DIY natural items:  Vapor Rub Shower Melts, Streak free Glass Cleaner and Bath Bombs. Many of these are a natural essential oil recipe.

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My family loves going RV'ing. We bought an RV a few years ago and love to spent weeks away on adventures. The downside to adventures is often we find a lot of bugs. We went on a trip recently to Bear Lake Utah and the mosquitos were the worst that I have ever seen them.
Within minutes, the kids were complaining because they were getting mosquito bites. We are desperate for repellents that actually help while being a natural alternative to commercial bug sprays.
This DIY bug spray is great because it helps with not getting a mosquito bite but you don't have to worry about what you are putting on your kids. Plus making homemade bug spray with essential oils, it smells great, too!

Why do you want to use natural bug spray?

Using a natural insect repellent is nice because you are using products that you trust. You are able to make your repellent spray in bulk if needed. If you have the oil blend on hand then you will never run out when you need it. This essential oil bug spray is perfect to use around home, on outings or on vacation.

Homemade bug spray

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Small Glass Spray bottle- (I have found that glass spray bottles were best, but you can use any kind of spray bottle with this bug spray recipe.

Distilled Water

Witch Hazel

Citronella Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

A bottle of oils on a wooden tableHow to make easy Homemade Bug Spray
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  1. Fill glass bottle ½ way with distilled water and ½ way with witch hazel.
  2. Add 10 drops of Citronella Essential Oil.A bottle
  3. Add 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.
  4. Add 10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil.A bottle
  5. Add 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil. 
  6. Shake well and spray oil blend on clothes every 1-2 hours that you are outside.

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