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DIY Natural Insect Spray

by Organic Spa Magazine
DIY Natural Insect Spray

The glorious summer season ushers in gorgeous weather and more time spent outdoors, which also brings on the scourge of bug bites!

Some of us are more susceptible than others, but we’re all fair game this time of year.

To make sure that you enjoy time spent out on the porch or on the ball field, try this DIY natural bug-spray recipe, from our friends at Aura Cacia, made with insect-repelling essential oils. It’s perfect for keeping bugs at bay while you’re enjoying time outdoors in the garden or on your patio. Mix up a batch--it’s easy!--and keep it handy. 

DIY Natural Bug Spray

20 drops Aura Cacia Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil (Boxed)

6 drops Java Citronella Essential Oil

6 drops Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil

2 drops Texas Cedarwood Essential Oil

2 fluid ounces water

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2-ounce Mist Bottle


1. In bottle, combine water, vanilla extract and essential oils.

2. Replace lid and shake until well blended.

3. To use, shake bottle and mist exposed skin or airspace, avoiding eyes.

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