Simple, Homemade Bug Spray

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Try this recipe next time you’ll be spending an evening outdoors where mosquitoes or other flying pests are a problem.

Nothing can spoil a nice day or evening outdoors faster than a group of hungry mosquitoes. This is an effective natural mosquito repellent to have on hand, especially if you’re entertaining outdoors and have a flying-pest issue in your yard. You can fill small bottles and place them in a large basket near your seating area for guests to use individually. Yield: about 16 ounces.

  • 2 cups witch hazel
    1-1/2 tsp lemongrass or citronella essential oil
    1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions: Combine all ingredients and pour them into a large spray bottle or several smaller bottles. To use, shake slightly to re-blend, and then spray onto your skin.

For more simple recipes, seeNatural Insect Repellents.