DIY Bug Repellent Spray and Blends

Nov 15, 2021 - Nida -
DIY Bug Repellent Spray and Blends
It is quite hard to choose the safest bug repellent which doesn't contain harmful ingredients. Those ingredients can be dangerous for all, specially children, if inhaled too much, or touched with eyes. In fact some can even be harsh for sensitive skin. In this situation instead of avoiding outdoors or letting insects bite you, you can make your own bug repellent which are safe, effective and are budget friendly.

These sprays and blends are easy to make and most of the ingredients will be right there with you, if you already are DIY product lover. Most of the ingredients are essential oils, so with infants you have to be care full and see that whether the particular oil is safe for baby or not. So let me share some easy blends and spray recipes which you can make and apply when ever you are planning to go outside or can apply at night for the protection from mosquitos.


Massage the blend mixture into exposed areas of skin, for example the ankles or shoulders

Blend 1
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 5 drops of lemongrass
  • 3 drops of geranium
Blend 2
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 4 drops of lemon
  • 2 drops of basil
  • 2 drops of peppermint
Bug sprays and diffusing essential oils are also effective ways to deter insects. For bug spray, diffuse all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix. Spray onto exposed areas of skin. Do not use in the sun. Shake well before use. Use the diffuser in the evening when at home, safely place on top of a table or below it.

Diffuse Blend
  • 5 drops of lemon
  • 1 drop of lavender
Add oils in diffuser and place in safe place in room.

Spray Blend 1
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 15 drops of lemongrass
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus
Using a small spray bottle, dilute the oils water, shake well, and spray directly on exposed skin.

Spray Blend 2
  • 10 drops lemongrass oil
  • 6 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 6 drops tea tree oil
  • 8 ounce Jojoba oil
Using a small spray bottle, dilute the oil mixture in 8 ounces of jojoba oil, shake well, and spray directly on exposed skin.