If you’re not a fan of the chemical smell of insect repellents or don’t like using them on the kids, here’s a natural alternative you can try.

Homemade Bug Spray

  • Up to 100 drops of essential oils (eucalyptus, citronella & lavender oil are known for their insect repellent properties)
  • 1 tbs rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol, available at chemists)
  • 1/2 cup natural Witch Hazel
  • 1/2 cup vinegar or water
  • 1 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional)

How to make it:

  • Place essential oils in a glass jar or spray bottle.
  • Add rubbing alcohol and combine.
  • Pour in witch hazel and carefully shake to combine.
  • Add water or vinegar and shake again.
  • Give it a good shake before each use to ensure the ingredients are well combined. Use as necessary. (always test a small patch of skin first. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.)

Original post via Bosisto’s

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