This Homemade Bug Spray Recipe works, ya’ll!
During the summer months, bugs can come out in full force. Here in Arizona, we’re lucky that although we have the heat, we don’t have the humidity, which really helps reduce the bugs. We aren’t exempt from mosquitos, and those blasted buggers can really ruin an evening outside!
Regular buy sprays contain LOADS of chemicals, and even if you can stand the smell, you can bet your body won’t be able to handle the toxic load. I personally don’t worry about every little chemical that comes our way. I can’t, it would drive me crazy! Living in today’s modern world, it’s inevitable that we’re going to be exposed to higher amounts of toxins than our grandparents. It’s a sad fact, but nevertheless, a fact.
When it comes to homemade bug spray, it’s a no-brainer! Bug spray is SO easy to make homemade! I’m telling you, it’ll take you about 2 seconds to put it together for a summer of bug-free enjoyment! So take my advice and throw this together ASAP!
Homemade Bug Spray
- One 8 ounce spray bottle – PETE 1 or 2 grade plastic is best for essential oils
- 1/2 c, boiled or distilled water
- 1/2 c. witch hazel
- 30 drops of the Terrashield blend. This repellent blend has the essential oils of skimmia laureola,catnip plant, amyris bark, african sandalwood, cabrueva balsam, wild orange peel, white fir needle, cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus leaf/stem, hawaiian sandalwood, genet absolute and rose flower.
Directions: Mix all ingredients and pour into the spray bottle. Spray & rub on the skin before going outside. When applying to the face, spray on hand and rub on face, avoiding the eyes.
You can tell from my homemade garden pest control and my homemade fly spray recipe that the Repellent blend is quickly becoming my favorite summer essential oil blend! This blend smells amazing! It’s like Hawaii in a bottle. It’s such a better smell than store bought, chemical bug sprays!
Other ways I use the TerraShield blend:
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- I mix it in a spray bottle with water, and I’ve got the perfect bug spray. Mosquitoes can’t stand the smell. Bye bye, ticks. I love it.
- I use it in homemade fly spray for my animals.
- I use that same spray bottle and spray around the doors of my home to keep out roaches, ants, & spiders. Although I don’t mind spiders, they eat other bugs. 🙂
- I use that same spray bottle and spray the shelves of my pantry to keep away weevils.
- I rub 2 drops of it on my dog’s collar to keep away fleas, ticks, and chiggers.
- BONUS: If your kid gets lice, or if it’s going around the school, you can use 5 drops in a regular shampoo to combat them little buggers.