It is summertime which means fun in the mountains, backyard and park but lets be real, those pesky bugs like to hang out around those places too and those bugs make me crazy! Mosquito are bad this time of the year and while I know bug spray is a must I really dislike the idea of using a ton of chemicals all over my kids skin and my skin. Soooo it was time to try something new for the season.
Watch out buggies….time to learn how to make your own Bug Repellent with Lavender Oil! Bring it bugs we will not walk around with giant swollen bites this summer!
How to Make Homemade Bug Repellent
DIY Homemade Bug Repellent
What you will need:
Empty Spray Bottle
15 drops of lavender oil
4 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
2-3 cups water
1. Add the 2-3 cups of water to the empty spray bottle.
2. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract to the water and mix well.
3. Lastly add the Lavender Oil drops to the mixture.
4. Tape the printable label to the bottle.
5. Before use shake well!
We used this spray in our backyard for a big family BBQ and it worked really well. I sprayed it around the tables and deck to create a barrier for our guests and then some of us even sprayed the mixture on our skin and clothes. Those pesky Mosquito buggies stayed away! This is a summer must have!
Use this cute label for your Homemade Bug Repellent!