DIY Lemon Eucalyptus Bug Repellent

It’s the time of year when we need to begin considering protecting ourselves from the elements, especially pestering insects. The Center for Disease control has listed Lemon Eucalyptus has an effective active ingredient for long-lasting protection against mosquitoes. Essential oils are powerful bug deterrents when diluted and applied correctly. Here’s an easy recipe with safe, natural ingredients and free of harmful chemicals.

Bug Spray Ingredients

Aura Cacia Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Thayers Witch Hazel
Distilled or boiled Water
Aura Cacia Vegetable glycerin (optional)
4 oz. Glass Spray Bottle

Instructions

Fill a spray bottle 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water
Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
Add 30 drops of essential oil, or to desired scent

Shake well just before applying. Apply to clothes and exposed skin, being careful not to spray in eyes.

Other Essential Oil Repellents:

Mosquitos – citronella, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, catnip, basil, clove, thyme, lemongrass, geranium, lavender
Fleas – cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, lemongrass, lavender, orange, pine,
Ticks – rose geranium, juniper, rosewood, thyme, grapefruit, oregano

*Lemon Eucalyptus is not recommended for children under 3 years old

  • Carrot Apple Slaw Recipe

    Our KWF Recipe Developer Extraordinaire, Colin Brett, recently shared this summer picnic and barbecue staple. We love this slaw because it’s simple, crunchy and packed with…

  • Kale and Citrus Salad Recipe

    This light and fresh salad is a great way to get your daily serving of greens. The apples and pecans add just enough crunch, while the light citrus dressing brightens up the flavor.

  • Seven Stars Farm, Kimberton, PA – 15.6 Miles

    Seven Stars Farm is a certified Biodynamic dairy farm in Phoenixville, Pa that has been making high-quality yogurt since 1988.

  • Weekly Organic Produce Sales

    Each week our Produce Department features organic produce deals on a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Follow us on Pinterest for recipe inspiration!