• Kelly

Herbal Bug Repellent

This is an all-natural, do-it-yourself bug repellent that I use on myself, our animals, and my outdoor plants. It takes just a few minutes to make. Don't let the bugs keep you inside this summer...Try this recipe and enjoy your outdoor activities!



apple cider vinegar

essential oils of lemon, orange, patchouli, or blends


Use half and half water and vinegar in a glass spray bottle. Add essential oils. Start with 20-25 drops per oil in the spray bottle (mine is a 16 ounce bottle). I always use lemon oil. Then add any other oil you want. I tried the TerraShield blend from doTerra and find it really effective. Patchouli oil works well, too. 40-50 drops in a 16 ounce container is plenty. This is a fun recipe to play around with and find what scents you prefer.