Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DIY mosquito spray



diy essential oil mosquito / bug spray

Becoming the essential oil junkie I have over the pass year making bug spray has been wonderful. I mainly use this as mosiquto spray but guess it could knock out other bugs too. We usually have mosquitos camp out on our back porch to the point you can hardly open the back door to let the dog out with out one flying inside, not anymore! 


What you will need:

spray bottle (a dollar at local grocery)

water 

and three drops each of
citronella
cedarwood
eucalyptus 
peppermint 
lavender
basil
rosemary
lemon
essential oils


Drop your three drops into the bottom of an empty spray bottle and fill the rest up with water. Simple as that… Then spray a mist all along your front and back porch, bricks, doors, patio furniture and all. I even sprayed the base of my flower pots at the front door. It's very long lasting. I spray every 2-4 weeks or in the time range I feel its needed. Also, if I know we are going to sit out side I'll try to mist a few shots in the areas I know we will be sitting. Using this finally got the hubby on board with essential oils… #mypotions #eoils #youcandoit


I've also made this bug spray with only using lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender.

Others essential oils you could add or replace would be thyme, geranium, lemon grass, clove, cinnamon, juniper, and sage. I've used some of these before especially before I had my citronella.    

Do you use essential oils?
If so, what's your favorite one to have on hand?

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