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This best homemade bug repellent recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients you have at home and can save you money over the store bought kind. 

Homemade bug repellent is a good way to avoid chemicals but still keep mosquitoes, flies and gnats from bothering you. It’s best to spray it on your clothing instead of on your skin.

3 Homemade Bug Repellent Recipes - Click Here For The Recipes!

Homemade Bug Repellent Bars Recipe

1 cup olive oil – can be found here*
1 cup avocado oil- can be found here*
1 cup beeswax can be found here*
30-40 drops Essential Oils (any combination you like):
citronella 
eucalyptus
lavender
peppermint
lemon
lemongrass
clove oil

I like a combination of clove, citronella and lemon for my bug repellent bars.

Melt all of the ingredients together and stir until beeswax is melted.  Add essential oils. Then pour into molds. These silicone molds work great.  Let set until completely firm and pop out of molds.  Then just rub on your skin like a lotion.

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Homemade Mosquito and Tick Repellent Recipe

4 oz. distilled water
2 oz. witch hazel*
2 oz. castor oil*
5 drops cinnamon oil
15 drops eucalyptus oil
15 drops citronella oil 

Combine all of the ingredients in a spray bottle. Be sure to shake well before each application.

*You can purchase these items in the pharmacy at your store.

Homemade Mosquito and Tick Repellent #2

4 oz. distilled water
2 oz. rubbing alcohol
2 oz. castor oil
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
15 drops cinnamon oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a spray bottle. Be sure to shake the bug repellant well before each application.

 

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