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Here's How To Make A DIY Bug Spray That Really Works!

Nothing spoils outdoor fun like pesky critters buzzing around your head!  This homemade bug spray is safe for kids and very simple to make. It will keep mosquitoes, flies, gnats and ticks away all summer long so you're free to enjoy the outdoors without being bugged!


  • 2oz witch hazel
  • 2oz distilled water
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops citronella essential oil


  1. Add the witch hazel, distilled water, lavender and citronella essential oils to a small spray bottle.
  2. Shake before using and spray directly on skin.

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