Tis' the season for BUGS! And I don't know about you, but being pregnant makes me hyper aware of the bug situation we've got goin' on. Since we're big outdoors people having a great bug spray is an absolute must.
For years we used the "all natural" brands found at Target, but you know what? Can you even pronounce half the ingredients in those brands? Because I can't. And that scared me.
So when we really made conscious switch to a more natural lifestyle a few years ago bug repellent was first on the list. (I was NOT about to go camping without it!)
An easy choice for us this season was to purchase the Young Living repellent. I absolutely love this stuff and not only is it safe for adults & kids, but it also smells good & works amazing! I would snag a bottle or two before they sell out! Order yours here.
But since we had to make do without this magic bottle of bug repellent for years, here's my favorite DIY Bug Spray recipe:
- 2 oz spray bottle (find a great set here)
- 5 drops of each: Citronella + Lemongrass + Peppermint + Purification (I choose to use Young Living and you can get those essential oils here.)
- ¼ part Witch Hazel (this is the one I used for this recipe, but I've also used this brand and loved it)
- ¾ part Distilled Water
This DIY Recipe can be altered for little ones to: 2 drops each of Purification, Citronella, & Lavender.
Wanna keep ticks & spiders away from your home & your kiddos?! Keep a small spray bottle of 15 drops peppermint + 15 drops Lavender topped with distilled water & a splash of witch hazel. I like to spray this in window sills, outdoor rugs & on shoes/hats!!
Pro tip: Dining outside & want to keep the bugs away? Grab an outdoor fan, put a few drops of citronella + peppermint on a cotton ball + close-pin (or two!) + attach to the front of the fan & you have yourself a giant outdoor diffuser!
Happy bug season ya'll!