The worst part of summer? Bugs! Keep the insects at bay with this DIY Natural Bug Spray made from essential oils that smell great and aren’t harmful for your body!
The truth it, there was one reason and one reason only that held me back from my outdoorsy ways…bugs.
I was the kid at camp who didn’t hang out during free period because it was at dusk and the bugs were overwhelming. I literally sat in the bunk and played jax just to avoid them.
Thankfully I’ve grown out of this stage and learned how to better tackle the creepy crawlies. I should add that I spent far too many years loading myself with DEET that I’m pretty sure took 10 years off my life, but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true.
In the meantime, I’ve been able to mastermind a natural bug spray to repel those little creatures away from me. After doing some research, I was able to determine, which essential oils are the best insect repellents. There’s actually quite a few of them, but among them I found some that I already had in my cupboard! Namely:
I find that a combo of these four leads to the most effective and best smelling DIY natural bug spray, but feel free to use any variation of these. It seemed to do the trick in the buggiest of woods in Minnesota and Maine so hopefully you have the same success!