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DIY DEET-Free Bug Spray


The winter season is almost over; the spring, and summer seasons will entice us to enjoy the great outdoors, and one of the best ways to do that is with a DIY DEET-free bug spray using your own essential oils. This recipe was formulated through experimental procedures. You will notice a few optional ingredients in the form of essential oils. Feel free to experiment with your own ingredients and don’t be afraid to share the results!


  • 1 4oz. Dark Brown Glass Spray Bottle
  • 25-30 Drops of Cleansing Blend Essential Oils
  • 25-30 Drops of Repellent Blend Essential Oils
  • 20-25 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oils
  • 20-25 Drops of Cedarwood Essential Oils

Optional Oils:

  • 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oils
  • 10 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oils


  1. Combine all essential oils and blends in the dark brown glass spray bottle
  2. Dilute with water to fill bottle
  3. Insert spray nozzle into top of bottle
  4. Shake well before each use
  5. Store in a cool, dark place when not in use
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