• 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!


Ingredients:

water

apple cider vinegar

essential oils of lemon, orange, patchouli, or blends


Directions:

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.