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Bonnie Pellerin

Written by: Bonnie Pellerin

Create Your Own Bug Spray at Home

Summer is right around the corner, and that means more time spent outdoors. But pesky biting bugs can quickly put a damper on your outdoor activities.

Don’t let them ruin your fun! Take matters into your own hands and create your very own bug spray. The best part? You probably have all the ingredients you need right in your own home. Say goodbye to those bothersome bugs and enjoy your time outside to the fullest.

It’s time to take control and keep those biting bugs at bay!

Protect yourself and your loved ones from pesky insects while enjoying the great outdoors with this natural alternative. Let’s dive into the recipe and keep those bugs at bay!

Ingredients:

  • Distilled water
  • Witch hazel
  • Essential oils: Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus
  • Vegetable glycerin (optional)
  • Spray bottle

Step 1: Prepare your spray bottle Start by thoroughly cleaning and drying a spray bottle. It’s best to choose a bottle with a fine misting nozzle for easy application.

Step 2: Mix the base In a small bowl, combine equal parts distilled water and witch hazel. This mixture will serve as the base for your bug spray. Witch hazel acts as a carrier for the essential oils and also has soothing properties for your skin.

Step 3: Add essential oils Now, it’s time to add the power of essential oils! Add 10-15 drops of each essential oil: citronella, lemongrass, peppermint, and eucalyptus. These oils are known for their natural insect-repelling properties and pleasant scents.

Step 4: Optional: Add vegetable glycerin For added staying power and moisturizing benefits, you can include a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. This will help the bug spray adhere to your skin and provide a slight moisturizing effect.

Step 5: Mix and transfer Gently stir the mixture to ensure the oils are well incorporated. Carefully pour the mixture into your prepared spray bottle, using a funnel if needed. Secure the nozzle tightly.

Step 6: Shake and spray Before each use, give the bottle a good shake to evenly distribute the oils. Spray the bug repellent liberally onto exposed skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Reapply every few hours or as needed, especially if you’re spending an extended time outdoors.

With this simple DIY bug spray, you can bid farewell to those pesky insects and enjoy the great outdoors without worrying about harmful chemicals. By harnessing the power of essential oils, you create a natural and effective barrier against bugs while enjoying the benefits of their pleasant aromas. 

Embrace Convenience Without Compromising on Safety

If making your own bug spray isn’t your preference, don’t worry! Minus Bite has got you covered. Our all-natural bug spray is ready to use and safe for everyone over 6 months old. Say goodbye to the hassle of mixing ingredients and embrace the convenience of a reliable bug spray. Protect yourself and your loved ones from pesky bites without compromising on safety or effectiveness. With Minus Bite, you can enjoy the outdoors with peace of mind, knowing you’re using a trusted and natural solution. Enjoy your carefree outdoor adventures!

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