Another Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent – Homemade Bug Spray that is EASY and WORKS!

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I posted several years ago on how to make your own mosquito repellent, Home Made recipe for “Natural” Mosquito Repellent.

Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent for babies and Kids

I am posting another updated one using cloves and other nice smelling ingredients.
You can get a small pray bottle that pumps out a fine mist at any drugstore but you can also get cheap at dollar store in the cosmetics/personal hygiene section.

This is the recipe that I have fine tuned and like best- mostly beciase if the scent :-)
this recipe id for 8 oz and can easily be doubled or tripled

you need 60 drops or approx. 1/2 teaspoon of your choice of essential oils listed below:
( I use a 2:1:1 Lavender:Clove:Eucalyptus mix. I would use some tea tree but my kids hate the smell)

Citronella
Cloves
Cinnamon
Tea Tree
Eucalyptus
Cedar
Lavender
Lemongrass

1/2 Cup distilled water ( can use water that has been boiled)
1/2 Cup witch Hazel
optional- 1/2-2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin. All this does is help combine oils with water .

How to Make Homemade Bug Spray

Put your water and witch hazel into spray bottle. Add glycerin and essential oils. Really don’t worry if you add too much of the oils.. will just make it stringer not less effective.
Put on cap/sprayer and shake up. Make sure you shale before using especially if not using the glycerin.

This works really well- let me know if you use and what combo you tried!

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