THE PERFECT TIME TO JOIN
50% OFF MEMBERSHIP

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to cookies.

Cookie Image

Easy-to-Make DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray

Can we get a hooray for summer on the way and spring in full bloom?!? It’s a beautiful time of year with flowers blossoming and temperatures rising. But that also means bug season! And as we all know, bug bites can be such a pesky annoyance during our outdoor fun.
 
What’s worse is that some insects carry disease, making it even more important to protect ourselves against bug bites. Whether you’re traveling, hiking, camping, or just enjoying time outside, it’s important to shield yourself with bug spray.
 
Before you reach for that store-bought bottle filled with harsh chemicals and not-so-good-for-you ingredients, try making your own DIY bug spray at home! All you need is a few essential oils, and you’ll have a super effective bug spray without any harmful ingredients.
 

 

How to make your own bug spray using essential oils:

 
 

The essential oils you’ll need:

For mosquitoes: citronella, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus
For fleas: cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, lemongrass
For ticks: rose, geranium, juniper
 
How to make:
Mix ½ cup witch hazel, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 40 drops of the above essential oil formula (ie if your formula contains two oils, use 20 drops of each) in an 8-ounce spray bottle (ideally a glass bottle).
 
 
Apply your DIY bug spray to exposed skin and repeat as often as needed. Be safe and protect yourself when you’re outside this season so you can focus more on having fun and less on getting bit!
 

This article has been read 1K+ times. Feelin’ the love!

Comments

wonderful comments!

11 Products Every Outdoor Enthusiast Will Love
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Here are 11 great products to make the most of your hiking and outdoor activities. Enjoy your nature time!
Read »

YouAligned

YouAligned is an online yoga, health and wellness publication for your life on and off the mat. We are here to help you live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives. Yoga is our passion. Your healthy lifestyle is our obsession!

youaligned.com

Mind, body & life wellness in your inbox.
iPhone

Get the
YA Classes App

No WiFi? No Problem! Download
classes and take them without an
internet connection.

2k+
Download YA Classes app on the Apple App Store
Download YA Classes app on the Google Play Store

Also available in Apple TV , Mac and Amazon apps.

Send this to a friend
Follow us on Close

Create Your FREE Account

Woohoo! You’re about to unlock unlimited articles, exclusive
community content, and select on-demand yoga and fitness classes.

OR USE THE FORM BELOW

Lost password?