DIY Essential Oil Bug Repellent Spray

July 16, 2015

On these beautiful summer days don't let the bugs chase you indoors! Try this mild but effective essential oil bug repellent recipe and watch the insects flee.

Edens Garden's Citronella and Lavender Bug Away Spray (for a 3 oz. bottle):

This blend should effectively ward off unwanted pesks. Besides that, the blend has therapeutic and antiseptic properties. Lavender essential oils are used by aromatherapists to treat burns and skin irritations as well as to promote calming and ease. The strong aroma of Lavender has a powerful soothing effect on the body and is often used to aid stress and insomnia. Because of its antiseptic and analgesic properties, Lavender may prevent infection and promote healing. 

Edens Garden's Citronella offers just as much to the mix, not to mention a balanced lemon aroma. Citronella essential oil is used to treat colds, fatigue, headaches and excessive perspiration. It has antiseptic and deodorant properties. 
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These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Brandi! Witch hazel will not combine the oils and water. The alcohol preserves and affectively combines the oils and water. You could replace the alcohol with an emulsifier like Polysorbate 20 and add a preservative like Liquid Germall Plus

    On June 23, 2017

  • Brandi says...

    Can you use witch hazel instead of the grain alochol?

    On June 22, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Liz! Wonderful idea, you could try it in this lotion bar recipe:

    On June 08, 2017

  • Liz says...

    Hi, I was wondering if this has ever been used in a lotion recipe? I’d love to make a lotion bar!

    On June 08, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Sara! Here’s an article on safe use of EOs with pets:

    On April 20, 2017

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