If the mosquitos by you are anything like they are here, you want relief. And you want it yesterday! You want those bugs to get away and stop biting. My sister put together an essential oil bug spray recipe and I only slightly tweaked it to include oils from the premium starter kit (and one additional optional one) and it’s been working!
We have a big backyard with a lot of trees and leaves…aka places where mosquitos like to breed. Couple that with woods behind our house a a creek and it’s a haven for those little blood suckers.
Honestly, if they just took my blood, I’d be fine, it’s that dang stuff they put in me to stop my bleeding that makes me itch and whelp up that I dislike.
And the girls and I are like a buffet for the mosquitos, so I knew I needed something that worked!
As an added bonus is smells great and moisturizes your skin.
Using the below recipe, with fractionated coconut oil to dilute has been best for us. We’ve tried diluting with water and other things, but well, water and oil don’t mix, so you are constantly shaking and hoping the oil will come out in the sprayer with the water.
Diluting in oil means it will mix. Plus, the coconut oil leaves your skin nice and soft! This combination also smells great! However, if you don’t want to use coconut oil, you can also use witch hazel, just remember that you will need to shake to mix before applying.
DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray
- 20 drops Purification Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops Tea Tree Melaleuca Essential Oil
- 5 drops Thieves Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil Optional
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Place the essential oils drop-wise into a 2oz glass spray bottle.
- Dilute with fractionated coconut oil to fill the container.
- Spray on skin and rub in.
Click the image below for more information, or shoot me an email at krystyn at reallyareyouserious dot com and we can chat! I’d love to talk with you about essential oils and bringing them into your home!