I am not a fan of typical bug sprays. The unknown chemicals that they put in that stuff has always made me uneasy. This is the DIY Bug Spray that we make.
First make sure you have a 2 oz GLASS bottle. Then put in the bottle the following:
30 Drops Citronella Oil
20 Drops Cedarwood Oil
20 Drops Lavender Oil
20 Drops Peppermint Oil
20 Drops Tea Tree or Melaleuca Oil
10 Drops Lemon Oil
Once those drops have been added to the bottle, you will want to put equal parts of Witch Hazel and Water into the bottle until it is full. Give it a good shake before you use it every time and just spray on your skin and rub it in. Keep in a dark cool place.
Side Note- I wanted to explain why I have so many different brands of Oils. Some people are so HARD CORE when it comes to brands. MY PERSONAL RULE is if I am going to ingest an oil (like lemon) I want the guarantee that it is from seed to seal (Like Young Living has with their oils) If I am using it topical or diffusing I am more worried that it is 100% Oil. This is where you really have to read the labels. For example…. You want to make sure it says 100% Peppermint Oil and NOT Peppermint Oil Blend. That means it isn’t 100% peppermint it has been diluted with a carrier oil. If you prefer to use a certain brand of oil, by all means, do what makes you comfortable.