Every June, I whip up a batch of natural bug spray to use throughout the summer months.

This blend also doubles as a room freshener and helps when you do get a bug bite! The lavender takes the itch away!

Making your own bug spray with essential oils can be easy.  Let me show you how!

Homemade bug spray ingredients

  • DIY Bug Spray


    • 10 drops of Cypress Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
    • 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
    • 1 cup of 40-50% vodka. 


    1. Blend and store in a dark bottle. Shake before spraying.
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Why homemade bug spray?

I like to reduce the number of chemicals my children are exposed to and this is a safe, natural alternative.

Directions for DIY Bug Spray

Mix well and place it in a dark bottle. Shake before use.

👉Do it yourself Bug Spray Bottle

  • use a glass bottle to store it, as essential oils may break down a plastic bottle

Other ways to use this blend

  • for bug bites
  • room spray
  • perfume

What are your tricks for reducing bug bites? I’d love to know.

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