DIY Essential Oil Recipe to Keep Bugs Away

There are several Essential Oils that are effective in keeping bugs away.  Whether you are out for a hike & want to keep bugs from biting or your home has been invaded by hungry ants, there are a few different Essential Oil recipes that you can try.

Keep Bugs From Biting With Essential Oils

DIY All-Natural Bug Spray With Essential Oils

If you are among those who are a tantalising meal for mosquitoes & other biting bugs spending time outdoors can be a pain that leaves you itchy & inflamed.  For those with sensitive skin or allergies to bug bites, the problem is all the more severe.  Using Essential Oils as an insect repellent is a good way to keep you bite-free without dousing your body in toxic chemicals.

Essential Oils Bug Repellent

Mix the following Essential Oils into a spray bottle with distilled water & Witch Hazel.  The mixture should add up to about 500ml of liquid.

  • 20 drops - Lavender Essential Oil
  • 15 drops - Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 10 drops - Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 10 drops - Thyme Essential Oil
  • 5 drops - Rosemary Essential Oil

Blend all of these Essential Oils into your water/Witch Hazel base, & apply whenever you are outside & in danger of getting bitten.  For a more powerful blend, simply add a few more drops of each Essential Oil.  You can also play with the mixture of Essential Oils to make it smell more appealing to you.  This powerful blend of Essential Oils is a great way to keep most biting bugs away.  

Essential Oil Recipe to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home

Diffusing Essential Oils in your home is a great way to keep pests out.  Ants, cockroaches & even mice can be deterred from entering your home with this powerful blend of Essential Oils.  

Diffuse this Essential Oil blend in the areas of your home most vulnerable to pest invasions, especially the kitchen or bathroom.

  • 6 drops - Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 5 drops - Lavender Essential Oil
  • 4 drops - Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

This powerful blend of Essential Oils will keep pests from entering your home, & it smells great too!  This blend can be diffused in your home in an Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser or you can blend these oils into a spray bottle filled with distilled water & spray the oils around your home.

Creating an Essential Oils blend is a healthier & safer way to protect your home front unwelcome invaders & it's a great way to avoid the harm chemicals in most pest removal products & sprays.