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Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellents

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All natural bug repellents are becoming more common over their toxic counterparts. Why not try to make up your own natural bug repellent and see the different in the lack of fumes (some even smell really good!) and the cheaper price. Most all of these bug repellents incorporate essential oils.

Tick Repellent

* 20 drops rose essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Tick Repellent #2

* 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Mosquito Repellent

* 20 drops lemon balm essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Mosquito Repellent #2

* 20 drops thyme essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Mosquito Repellent #3

* 20 drops lavender essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Black Fly Repellent

* 20 drops Sassafras essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Black Fly Repellent #2

* 20 drops cedar essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Lice Repellent

* 10 drops tea tree essential oil
* 10 drops rosemary essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Flea Repellent

* 20 drops orange oil essential oil
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Mix the above ingredients together, shaking to blend them well, and keep in a glass jar. Use a few drops on your skin or clothing.

Aphid Repellent

* 1 Tablespoon liquid dish soap
* 1 Cup olive or vegetable oil
* 2 1/2 teaspoons water

Mix all together in a spray bottle. You can spray this mixture on flowers and on plants every 10 days, indoors or outdoors.

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One Response to Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellents

  1. Carole March 20, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Great tips for natural health and for natural beauty (it’s not really beautiful to walk around scratching bug bites!)
    Thanks, Carole

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