Summer is great time for camping, fishing, hiking, biking, but as soon as the warm weather arrives it usually brings some unwelcome friends; mosquitoes. This is a simple recipe for a bug repellent that can be used as a spray or applied topically. Most of the ingredients are right at home or easy to find.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Witch Hazel or Vodka, either will work.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or jojoba oil.
  • 50-60 drops of essential oil

Some natural bug repelling essential oils are Cedarwood, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree or Citronella. You can use one or mix and match.

First mix the Witch Hazel or Vodka with your oil of preference, then add the essential oils. Shake thoroughly before each use and keep out of contact with eyes. The blend can be rubbed on skin or sprayed on depending on which kind of bottle you have. To be applied by an adult on kids.

Have a safe mosquito free summer!