Natural DIY Bug Repellent

BY JESS ARNAUDIN

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. 

Ingredients:
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

beautybungalowspa.com or call (727) 656-9096.

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