When creating a DIY natural insect repellent, it’s crucial to use ingredients that are safe, effective, and easily accessible. Here’s a simple recipe you can try:
Essential oils: Choose from citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, or lemon grass. These oils are known for their bug-repelling properties.
Witch hazel or rubbing alcohol: Acts as a base for your repellent and helps it to stay on the skin longer.
Vegetable glycerin: Optional, but it can help to moisturize the skin and extend the life of the repellent.
Water: Distilled or boiled (cooled) water to dilute the mixture.
Combine Essential Oils: In a spray bottle, mix 30-50 drops of your chosen essential oils. The more oils you use, the stronger the repellent will be.
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