Make your own bug spray

While we love Pharmaca’s all-natural bug repellents (check out Badger’s Anti-Bug Balm or Quantum’s Buzz Away), we also like the idea of making our own insect repellent with a few of our favorite essential oils.

According to an article in Whole Living, “Essential oils that have pungent, spicy, or woodsy odors repel insects by masking our natural scent.” They offer up this recipe for a DIY repellent,  perfect for mixing in one of our My Own Blend bottles:

5 drops patchouli essential oil
2 ounces of witch hazel
8-10 drops of cedarwood essential oil

Apply frequently on clothes (don’t spray on face). Enjoy the outdoors!

Read more at Bugs-Be-Gone Spray Recipe

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