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Natural Homemade Bug Spray

By: Carly from modernhippiehousewife.com
Natural Homemade Bug Spray
Natural Homemade Bug Spray
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Summer is the season of bright sunny days, pool parties, barbecues, and, unfortunately, it's also mosquito season. Don't fret though; you can ward off the bugs with this Natural Homemade Bug Spray. Many bug sprays contain harsh chemicals that can be tough on your skin, but, you still want to protect yourself from bites; with this DIY insect repellent you can do both. Using a few, common household ingredients like water, Witch Hazel, Epsom salts, essential oils, and aloe vera, you can craft a homemade insect repellent that is harmful to bugs, but not to you. Enjoy bite-free summer nights with this DIY bug spray.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Beginner

SeasonSummer

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This seems like a nice accompaniment to the after bite balm on this site. I'm definitely going to try this for camp. I worry about the strong chemicals in some sprays. I know its more necessary in tropical areas, but for our neck of the woods this should be perfect.

Wow, that name is just too funny. I love it! Commercial bug sprays make my physically ill. Bugs love me, so going out in the evening is very hard on me. I will have to try this out. I have never heard of Cajeput oil before. Where would a person find that?

I definitely want to try it to see if it will actually work. I have a lot of faith in natural remedies, but you never know sometimes.

I feel like no matter how much bug spray I put on myself, I always get bitten somewhere. Maybe this will help!

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