Spring is here and so are the skeeters!

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If you’re anything like me, you don’t want bugs messing with your increased time spent outside walking, jogging, hiking, biking, etc….which means bug spray 🙁

If you want an alternative to harmful chemical bug sprays you are in luck.  Here is a natural, homemade spray that actually works.  If you don’t want to make the spray below, another alternative is dabbing vanilla extract on your pulse points (e.g. wrists, neck).

DIY Bug Spray:

  • 1/2 cup – witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup – apple cider vinegar
  • 40 drops essential oils (e.g. eucalyptus, tea tree, rosemary, catnip, or cedarwood atlantica – you can make a combo, experiment to see what you like)
  • One 8 ounce glass spray bottle
  1. Mix witch hazel, apple cider vinegar and essential oils in 8 ounce glass spray bottle.
  2. Spray over all portions of the body but avoid repellent in eyes and mouth.

Please be sure to use a glass spray bottle or PET plastic because essential oils can leach chemicals from some plastics.



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