Natural Bug Repellent

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Most every aspect of summer excites me, especially after the long and dreadful winter we just had. We are anxious for long BBQ dinners alfresco, after dinner trips for ice cream cones, and late night marshmallow roasting over bonfires.


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The one thing that Im dreading are the annoying insects that the warm weather draws. Mosquitoes, Fleas, and those nasty ticks can make an evening out miserable and ruined.  Today I’m sharing my recipe for natural bug repellent. It is safe and effective. It does not have the dangerous ingrediants that many store bought products contain. I use two variations, one is a cream and one is a spray. There are a number of essentials oils that are successful at deterring these bugs. 

MOSQUITOES- citronella, lemon, eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, catnip, basil, clove, lemongrass, lavender, geranium, and thyme.

TICKS-rose geranium, juniper, oregano, thyme, grapefruit, and rosewood

Feel free to develop your own combination of these blends. There are very distinct scents to each oil combination, here is the blend I prefer.




Coconut Oil

Lavender EO

Thyme EO

Cedar EO

Peppermint EO


In a small jar the size of baby food combine coconut oil to 3/4 full

add 40 drops of each essential oil and stir to blend

for use dab on wrists, inside arms, behind knees, and around ankles




Witch hazel or Rubbing Alcohol

8 oz Glass Spray bottle- I get mine at the natural food store but Amazon has great offerings. 2-1oz_clear_tr_1__58115.1407264070.300.300

Lavender EO

Cedar EO

Thyme EO

Peppermint EO


Combine 4 oz. Witch Hazel or Rubbing Alcohol

4 oz of filtered water

40-50 drops of each essential oil

Spray over clothing before needed




I would love to hear your feedback. Please comment if you like this post, or share with us your favorite essential oil blends and uses.

As always thank you for stopping by….xDanielle


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