Please…stop spraying your family with all of those harsh chemicals that are found in traditional bug sprays.
In my quest to provide a more natural home, replacing bug sprays (and sunscreen) are at the top of my list. Try using these homemade insect repellent recipes instead. From protecting yourself and your kids from those pesky mosquitoes on a summer evening to protecting the plants in your garden, all of these repellents will help you keep those bugs at bay.
The best part about using these recipes? There are absolutely zero chemicals involved.
Homemade Insect Repellent Recipes
Bye, Bye Bugs (especially mosquitoes): This bug spray is a great all around spray that can be used a variety of ways. The essential oils in this recipe repel different types of bugs. You can use it to prevent mosquito bites and you can use it on problem areas, such as a trash cans or ant trails.
Marigold Insect and Fly Spray for Pets and Plants: Marigolds are a very powerful flower. Gardeners use this flower in their vegetable patches to repel bugs. Marigolds add an incredible pop of color as well as protect plants from being ravaged by bugs. This homemade bug spray is a natural bug spray you can use on your plants and even your pets.
Bug Bite Relief Stick: If you are suffering from bug bites, this relief stick is the perfect remedy. The lavender and peppermint essential oils that this recipe calls for is very soothing to any type of bug bite or sting. Using a chap-stick container makes it very portable. Take it with you wherever you might go.
Bugs-Be-Gone Balm Version: This natural bug repellent is in the form of a balm. It is a great way to avoid any types of spills because of it’s solid form. A little does go a long way.
3-Ingredient DIY Bug Repellent Spray Recipe: If you have essential oils in your home already, this is a recipe you could probably whip up in no time. All you need is some salt, essential oils, and water.
You can also help fight bugs off in the garden by buying some ladybugs. The kids will also have a ton of fun letting these bugs go free in your yard. Take it a step further and buy those ladybugs a place to live with this ladybug tower.
It is time to stop using the concoctions that you find on store shelves. Everything you use on your skin is absorbed into your body. There is no need to slather our skin with chemicals and expose our loved ones to these chemicals. But you also do not need to battle the bugs. Use these homemade insect repellents instead.
How do you keep bugs away?