Natural Bug Spray

Natural Bug Spray

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

It’s a combination of essential oils and vodka!

It’s easy, smells great, and helps to keep bugs away and when you get a bug bite, the lavender reduces the itche!

Let me show you how!

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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.