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All Natural DIY Insect Repellent

Updated: Jun 30, 2023


If you are anything like me and get eaten alive by bugs in the warmer months then I have a great all natural DIY bug repellent to share with you. No harsh chemicals and you get to avoid being eaten alive:) For this recipe you will need a 2oz glass spray bottle, 40 drops Polysorbate 20 or other solubizer of your choice 10 drops each Citronella, Lemongrass and Patchouli essential oils and 5 drops each Lavender and Peppermint essential oils.


All of these oils are natural insect repellents. Lemongrass also works to help keep ticks at bay and the lavender will help sooth your skin.



To make this repellent add your Polysorbate 20 to your spray bottle. Next add in your 10 drops Citronella, Lemongrass and Patchouli essential oils and your 5 drops each of Lavender and Peppermint essential oils. Shake to combine. Once well combined top off with distilled water and then your spray is ready to use. I like to reapply the spray every 2 hours when I am outside and be sure to shake before each use.


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