Want protection from the bugs, without the toxic chemicals? Check out this DIY bug spray recipe. Not only does it smell good, but it works too!
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 Tablespoons witch hazel
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 tsp alcohol
- 2.7 oz spray bottle
- Mix all ingredients in glass container & pour into spray bottle for storage.
- Spray over all portions of your body, but avoid eyes & mouth.
How to use it:
- Shake bottle before each use.
- It’s best to spray on clothes, especially with infants and young children.
- Avoid spraying on face, mouth, or eyes.
- Don’t drive yourself crazy by trying to find the best essential oil brand to buy from. If you’re only using it externally, focus on buying organic and focus on how the scent smells.
- You can find essential oils at Whole Foods and most local organic shops near you. I prefer to buy in person so that can smell it in person.
Environmental Working Group
- Before putting anything on my skin, I always check out the toxicology rating of the product or ingredients. You can do this by going to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website or by using their app. The app is free and will help you to determine what products are safe for you and your family to use.
- My personal goal is to use only products rated a 3 or less. The lower the score the safer it is to use.
EWG Scoring for this recipe:
- Lemon Peel Oil – Rating of 3 on EWG.
- Eucalyptus Oil – Rating of 2 on EWG.
- Peppermint Oil – Rating of 1 on EWG.
Information in this posting is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Talk to your medical provider before starting any new supplements or medications.