I don’t have an exact recipe because I make it in different size batches. Thank You! A few days back, I’ve read your post. If that’s you, here are the top bug repellents I recommend: I am so happy to keep the bugs away by using a natural product that is free of nasty chemicals. This might sound silly, but I’ll be outside (of course) since I’m wearing bug spray, and afraid I’ll be extra exposed to sunburn from the carrier oils.

Personally, I like to avoid pretty much all store-bought body products and make my own instead.

Hey all! 1/2 oz neem carrier oil

Sadena – if you’re putting it in a diffuser, then no. Just know that the oils will be thick.

Find out what products I can’t live without! Search by ingredient below and I’ll give you recipe ideas that will please your palette, Whether it’s for one season or one year, let us take meal planning off your to-do list so you can focus on feeding your family healthy food. It’s important to not trust labels at face value and to dig into the quality behind the product – especially when you deal with products that aren’t highly regulated by the government. After this hurricane that just passed it has mosquito everywhere. What we need is a chemical-free homemade bug repellent! Danielle, Homemade bug repellent works for mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and ticks depending on what oils you have!

Essential oils are more often diluted with propyl alcohol as opposed to isopropyl alcohol.

What’s the purpose of adding in the carrier oil? LOL, that’s so funny Donna! Discard after that time. I would sit in your campfire any nite .. maybe even share my hot dog .. lol. Thank you for your contribution .. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I see where they are coming in put the oils on the area and bam gone for a long time like weeks. They work Great!! 2 drops vetiver

NOTES: If using citrus or other essential oils, use distilled water instead of rose water. Hi Patricia! I have been using essential oils for many years and for a short time bought into the Doterra brand but soon discovered the oils were not organic and very expensive. My daughter is severely allergic to mosquitos, every single bite she gets ends up swelling to the size of a golf ball. Lynne, I am not sure for an ultrasonic diffuser but essential oils should work well in diffusers which send out a mist. Find out more about that HERE. It’s just to remove any bacteria that could cause the repellent to go bad, faster. I have coconut oil, avocado oil, vodka, which hazel…, Anyone have any great recipes using my ingredients?? read more about their oils and my decision HERE, homemade bug spray using herbs and extracts, https://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2015/03/14-facts-the-organic-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-know/, https://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2016/06/homemade-sunscreen/, 10-20 drops of preferred essential oils (see above for single oil recommendations, or below for some great combos), Add 2 tablespoons of carrier oil in a small bottle or. Some people don’t like the way it feels, or you can just lower the amount until it’s a more desirable feel for you. Melissa .

I make bathroom room sprays all the time. Many thanks.

What do you use to naturally keep the bugs at bay? I love the natural means of not sharing my blood with .. nature .. I have found tea tree oil to work for long periods of time and actually watch the ants not cross where it has been sprayed. I use 2 parts distilled water to 1 part vodka or witch hazel, a few drops of glycerin as a preservative, and a pinch or two of himilayan sea salt for the essential oils to bond with. Have them wait for several minutes after you are finished spraying before reentering. or anything else available through this site, from any book or company These essential oils are traditionally recommended for their bug-repellent properties: Note: I know there are a lot of essential oil companies out there and I’ve certainly tried my fair share of brands. In order for Vodka or other alcohol to use as a preservative in a water-based product, it has to be a minimum of 20% alcohol. Do you sell yours by chance? Please do not use my information without my permission.

There are a few reasons why Everclear is a great choice for water-based DIYs.

Copyright © 2020 Don't Waste the Crumbs  •  All rights reserved  •  Site Design by Emily White Designs. I go camping a lot, and now everyone we go with asks for my spray instead of using the deep woods off.

1/4 oz vegetable glycerin Because alcohol is not the best emulsifier, you still need to shake your sprays well before each use, just in case some of the EO’s did not stay in solution (floated to the top). I was actually searching for homemade bug repellent to keep the safety pad of my basketball hoop far away from the bug. Not exactly unsafe, but can be a skin irritant) catnip, geranium, and vetiver. We suggest you put your Vodka or grain alcohol in your spray bottle.

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Just putting the word out there about essential oils and the quality issue.

© 2015 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide. You might want to consider our Room Spray base – it is fairly inexpensive and has the correct amount of preservative in it. You want to make sure you never spray your alcohol based room spray in the room where pets, fish, birds and people are present. First, is knowing how much to use and secondly, you need to know that alcohol can be an upper respiratory irritant.

Or stories/experiences they want to share with me , I also have a year and a half old little girl . Essential oils are more often diluted with propyl alcohol as opposed to isopropyl alcohol. The peppermint will work across the board, and melaleuca is another name for tea tree, so that will help for ticks and flies.

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To apply, simply shake the bottle well and rub a small amount of oil on exposed skin. BUG OFF SPRAY, We carry a large variety of Carrier Oils in several sizes to fit any budget. I think it works just fine.

Essential oils are most commonly diluted with carrier oils. Mohamedi – in the tutorial we’ve given you the option to use vodka instead of witch hazel. However, if you have only one of the oils, you can use that one alone and it will work too. I have Texas Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, and Geranium essential oils. You could use vodka or leave it out. I’ve tried everything store bought to treat bites and prevent bites with no success! She is a Bosu fitness and stand-up paddle surfing instructor.