Easy – How to Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent. No more dangerous chemicals, sticky sprays, and stinky bug spray. Try one of these recipes for Essential Oil Bug Repellent.

How to Make Essential Oil Bug Repellent
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12 Essential Oils That Naturally Repel Mosquito Bites

These essential oils have bug repelling properties.  You probably have all or some of them at home already.

  1. Lavender
  2. Pine
  3. Basil
  4. Peppermint
  5. Vetiver
  6. Thyme
  7. Lemon Eucalyptus
  8. Tea Tree
  9. Lemongrass
  10. Catnip
  11. Citronella
  12. Rosemary


How To Make Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Use a pleasing combination of any of the oils listed above.

What you’ll need:

  • Amber glass or stainless steel spray bottle
  • With Hazel
  • vegetable glycerin


  1. Fill an amber spray or stainless steel (my preference) bottle 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water. Don’t use plastic.
  2. Add witch’s hazel.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin.
  4. Add 30-50 drops of the essential oils listed above to achieve your desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger your bug spray will be.

Play with different combinations of essential oils until you get the perfect scent for you.

Essential Oil Bug Repellent Recipes to Try:

  • 10 drops Rosemary + 10 drops Grapefruit + 5 drop Tea Tree
  • !0 drops Lemongrass + 10 drops Grapefruit + 10 drops Rosemary
  • 10 drops of Lemongrass + 10 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus + 5 drops Tea Tree + Lavender
  • 10 drops of Lemongrass + 10 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus + 5 drops Tea Tree + Lavender
  • 25 drops of Lavender + 25 drops of Peppermint
  • 10 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus + 10 drops of Vetiver


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  1. Dennis
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    I tried a couple of these and they work really good. The lavender and peppermint smells yummy

  2. Conny
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    Oh good to know I can make them myself. Living in the Carolinas we get eaten up by Mosquitos. So I am going to try the Lavender spray. Thank you for this post.



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