Essential Oil Bug SprayBeing able to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about bugs and insects is something we all deserve. One bite can spoil a great day, and make it downright uncomfortable. Preventing bites or stings in the first place is the best defense so you need a bug spray that works.

The problem is many bug sprays are full of chemicals that not only kill the bugs, but are toxic too. When applied, the toxins are absorbed through the skin so even small amounts are not ideal.

An essential oil bug spray is the perfect non-toxic option. With the right oils, it will work to keep the bugs off while being much safer.

My favorite bug spray recipe combines three essential oils – lemongrass, lavender and eucalyptus. Not only is it non-toxic, it smells good too.

DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray

This bug spray recipe uses lemongrass, a natural reliever and circulatory stimulant. The oil also has a distinctive clarifying aroma that heightens consciousness.

Lemongrass is a superb bug repellent that keeps most bugs at bay. This includes mosquitos, ticks and fleas.

Added to the mix are lavender and eucalyptus oils, which makes it even more powerful. Using the spray before venturing outdoors will ensure a happier, less irritating experience.

Here’s what you need.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup witch hazel (buy here)
1/2 teaspoon lemongrass essential oil (buy here)