Homemade Bug Spray

As warmer weather approaches bug spray is now considered a summer necessity. It diminishes mosquito borne diseases like Zika, Lyme’s and Malaria but are commercial repellents the answer?

Many commercial bug sprays contain chemicals such as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, recently linked to allergic reactions, neurological and cardiovascular problems.

We offer an all-natural healthier alternative that really works and that can be made inexpensively at home!


Total Time: 2 minutes

Yields: 30



½ cup witch hazel

½ cup apple cider vinegar

40 drops essential oils (eucalyptus, lemongrass, citronella, tea tree or rosemary)

one 8 ounce glass spray bottle



Mix witch hazel, apple cider vinegar and essential oils in 8 ounce glass spray bottle.

Spray over all portions of the body but avoid repellent in eyes and mouth.


Source: draxe.com, wellnessmama.com



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