I am finding more and more that the bugs are not really reacting to the store bought bug repellents. I have started to make my own. Making homemade bug repellents is a very simple task. This recipe will help fend off ticks, mosquitos, and possibly more. See why I choose to make DIY Roll-On Bug Repellent.
DIY Bug Repellent Roll-On or Spray?
Bug repellent spray vs. roll on
I also have a great recipe for a bug repellent spray if you would rather make a spray. I like to have both because the spray is nice to have a home, but I can’t shuffle around a big bottle of spray when I leave the house. These cute little Amber Roll-On bottles (link in recipe) that I got from Amazon, are small and fit perfectly in my purse. You never know when you are out of the house and in dire need of a little protection from the bugs.
How well does it work?
My bug repellent recipe doesn’t work on all bugs, or pests. It will help keep some of them at bay. For me and my family it does a better job with the bugs than the store bought stuff, but we still see a couple of ticks and other bugs here and there. This repellent does help reduce the amount of bugs or pests that are attacking.
Consult a physician before using essential oils. It is not meant to treat, cure, or prevent diseases, disorders, or any other sickness. Ticks and other bugs carry harmful diseases and disorders. It is up to you to safeguard your family against these illnesses. Take action at your own risk. See disclaimer.
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DIY Roll-On Bug Repellent Recipe
You will need:
- Coconut oil (I like this brand)- Enough to fill the bottle
- Citronella Essential Oil (This is the brand I use)- 2-4 drops
- Tea Tree Essential Oil – 2-3 drops
- Peppermint Essential Oil – 2 drops
- Fill the bottle halfway with coconut oil.
- Add in the essential oils.
- Finish filling up the bottle with coconut oil.
- Roll the bottle between your palm, to mix it well.
Looking for a different recipe? Edens garden has a great recipe using essential oils also!
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