Natural DIY Bug Repellent


Summer is here and with it, all those biting, stinging pests. Don’t let them keep you from enjoying all this glorious season has to offer.

I made this natural blend and tested it out
while my husband and I built a 
backyard patio.
It really does keep the mosquitoes and other biters at bay.

Blend these natural ingredients (most of which you can find at a local health food store) to create your own DEET-free insect repelling spray. 

1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. witch hazel
1/4 c. fractionated coconut
oil or soybean oil
10 drops eucalyptus
essential oil
10 drops lemongrass
10 drops cedar
8 drops citronella
5 drops lavender

Pour mixture into a 12-oz. spray bottle, apply to skin and enjoy the great
outdoors without having to worry about uninvited guests.

PRO TIP: Aim to use
pure therapeutic grade
essential oils, not synthetic
fragrance dupes.
This will ensure a more
potent and effective
non-toxic spray.

Jess Arnaudin is a licensed esthetician at The Beauty Bungalow 
in St. Petersburg, FL, a boutique spa specializing in organic facial treatments for simply beautiful skin.
Learn more at or call (727) 656-9096.

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