Cathy's Oil Experience

Basic Bug Spray

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August 20, 2016
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LOTS of essential oils work to repel bugs.

There’s not just one perfect combo. You’re not limited to the one recipe you stumble across on Facebook or the one that your friend tells you about. Those may be great, and you may love them. Then you’re all set. But if not, I hope to give you options so that you can easily make a custom bug spray that your family loves.


Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces
    Witch Hazel
  • 2 Ounces
    Distilled Water
  • 40+ Drops
    Essential Oil Combination

Instructions

  1. Place in a 4 oz spray bottle, shake well before each use. Avoid spraying on your face. Avoid touching eyes and mouth when you have bug spray on your fingers.

  2. For child under 10, use 25 drops of essential oil. For child under 3, only spray on their clothers.

  3. Apply as often as you need it.
    Suggested Adult blends:

    • 10 drops geranium + 15 drops lavender + 5 drops patchouli + 10 drops lemongrass + 10 drops citronella
    • 15 drops lemongrass + 15 drops eucalyptus + 20 drops citronella
    • 20 drops lavender + 20drops lemongrass + 10 drops peppermint
    • 20 drops rosemary + 20 drops cedarwood + 10 drops peppermint
    • 15 drops lavender + 10 drops basil + 10 drops rosemary + 15 drops spearmint
    • 15 drops eucalyptus + 20 drops lavender + 15 drops lemongrass

    Suggested Kid blends:

    • 10 drops lavender + 10 drops citronella
    • 8 drops lavender + 5 drops geranium+ 7 drops cedarwood
    • 10 drops lemon eucalyptus + 10 drops lavender
    • 5 drops lavender + 5 drops geranium + 2 drops patchouli + 8 drops spearmint
    • 5 drops geranium + 5 drops citronella + 2 drops patchouli + 3 drops lemon eucalyptus + 3 drops lavender + 3 drops spearmint
    • 10 drops citronella + 5 drops lemon eucalyptus + 3 drops patchouli + 3 drops lavender

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