Natural Bug Spray {DIY}

2015-06-01_001 This time of year I'm excited about cookouts, swimming, and s'mores.

It's also the time of year I'm not so excited about ticks and mosquitoes.

So tis the season to whip up a batch of natural bug spray. I discovered this recipe in Amanda Soule's book, The Rhythm of Family and it seems to work. It also smells good. Which is great considering every natural, deet-free version I've bought from the store stunk to the extent I couldn't stand smelling the stuff. All you have to do is mix the following ingredients for a great smelling natural bug repellant:

1 tsp. lemongrass oil 1 tsp. lavender oil 1 tsp. eucalyptus oil 1 tsp. citronella oil 7 oz. witch hazel (any drug store should have this)

Resources: glass spray bottle Mountain Rose Herb essential oils Native American Nutritionals essential oils 

I love the above essential oil companies because they're not multi-level marketing companies, you can buy directly from the website without going through a representative or "joining" anything, and both companies sell multiple sizes of each essential oil at various price points. Mountain Rose Herbs even tells you exactly where your oil is from and the extraction method used.

What's your favorite product to make with essential oils?