Fortunately, essential oils are part of a solution which doesn't have to break the bank - and we're here to tell you how to make your very own natural mosquito and insect repellent using our citronella essential oil and just a few other ingredients. Let's get started!
Apple Cider Vinegar for a Bug Spray Apple cider vinegar itself isn't a repellent, but mixing it with essential oils can help. Combine with peppermint, lavender, or cinnamon oil for a homemade insect repellent.
Natural bug repellent will need to be reapplied every few hours for maximum effectiveness. Sample Bug-Repelling Essential Oil Blend: 55 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil (Reported by the CDC to be a good natural substitution for DEET in repelling insects but not recommended for use on children under 3 yrs.)
Victoria's Lavender Organic Insect Repellent Bug Spray -DEET Free All Natural Mosquito Repellent with Highly Effective Essential Oils & Aloe Vera (2 oz-2 Pack)
Readers often ask whether it's possible to repel bed bugs or kill bed bugs using "natural remedies" like lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, or thyme. Let's just say we're skeptical.
Unused natural insect repellent may be stored in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight. If you wish, you may combine the oil with aloe vera gel to change the consistency of the product. Continue Reading