Natural Bug Spray Repellant & Anti-Itch Cream

You don’t have to use dangerous insect repellants containing DEET. We’ve got a natural bug repellant you can easily make that works wonderfully and won’t harm the body in any way.  We’ve also got some anti-itch cream you can make in case you do get bit.  Plus, we have some really nice FREE DOWNLOADABLE LABELS!blank630x20
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I don’t mind bugs in general but when they attack me I draw the line.  I do that with a natural bug repellant because you should never  use standard bug repellant as that is basically putting poison directly into your body. Granted it’s not enough to kill you immediately, but I’m pretty sure even a little poison isn’t a good thing.  DEET is a main ingredient in these sprays. It’s so poisonous that  the Environmental Protection Agency says you should wash it off your skin when you go back inside.  Creams and liquids placed on your skin are absorbs into the body through the pores.  Hence, there are a variety of drugs that are given via a patch. If you put it on your skin you might as well put it in  your mouth.

We’ve got a very simple, safe bug spray you can use. And if the little “buggers” do happen to get you, we’ve got a natural anti-itch cream too!  As always, we’ll give you a variety of suggestions and tips and don’t forget to grab your free labels below!blank630x20dotted.divider

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You don’t have to use dangerous insect repellants containing DEET. We’ve got a natural bug repellant you can easily make that works wonderfully and won’t harm the body in any way.  We’ve also got some anti-itch cream you can make in case you do get bit.  Plus, we have some really nice FREE DOWNLOADABLE LABELS!blank630x20

Natural Bug Spray Supplies

Bug Repellant Supplies

8 oz water (Distilled if you have it.  If not use tap.)

20 drops Eucalyptus Oil  (This oil repels the most bugs i.e. ticks, mosquitoes and gnats)

Optional:   20 drops Citronella oil   20 drops Lemon oil

Spray bottle. I used a 6 oz size I got at Walmart for $1.00

 

Anti-Itch Cream Supplies

2 TB baking soda

1 TB water

4 drops Tea Tree oil aka melaleuca oil (Among other things this is a phenomenal antiseptic and anti-fungal.)

OPTIONAL: 1 scant tsp coconut oil. This makes it creamier and it also has many health benefits. Don’t add too much as it becomes runny when it’s warm.

I use small containers from Walmart $1.00 for two.

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Note: Amounts do NOT have to be exact! These are incredibly safe ingredients.

For the bug repellant spray you just mix the oil with the water in a squirt bottle!

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You don’t have to use dangerous insect repellants containing DEET. We’ve got a natural bug repellant you can easily make that works wonderfully and won’t harm the body in any way.  We’ve also got some anti-itch cream you can make in case you do get bit.  Plus, we have some really nice FREE DOWNLOADABLE LABELS!blank630x20blank630x20You don’t have to use dangerous insect repellants containing DEET. We’ve got a natural bug repellant you can easily make that works wonderfully and won’t harm the body in any way.  We’ve also got some anti-itch cream you can make in case you do get bit.  Plus, we have some really nice FREE DOWNLOADABLE LABELS!blank630x20blank630x20Natural Bug Repellant & Anti-Itch Cream 10blank630x20blank630x20Natural Bug Repellant & Anti-Itch Cream 11blank630x20blank630x20

Make this simple and natural anti-itch cream!  Plus you don’t have to use dangerous insect repellants containing DEET. We’ve got a natural bug repellant you can easily make that works wonderfully and won’t harm the body in any way.  We also have some really nice FREE DOWNLOADABLE LABELS!blank630x20You don’t have to use dangerous insect repellants containing DEET. We’ve got a natural bug repellant you can easily make that works wonderfully and won’t harm the body in any way.  We’ve also got some anti-itch cream you can make in case you do get bit.  Plus, we have some really nice FREE DOWNLOADABLE LABELS!

16 Comments

  1. So far this year, I’m the only one who’s been bit, but that one outing was enough to convince me that we need something this year. This sounds like a great option.

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  2. JaneEllen

    So glad you shared recipes for some of most needed kinds of things for this time of year. I can’t use store bought remedies for biting bugs as I’m allergic, swell up like crazy and makes me terribly sick to stomach. We lived in MT on Canyon Ferry Lake, when water was high skeeters awful. If I walked out to hang laundry they were all over me, those little bitty really nasty biting skeeters. We have those here in western CO also. Being outside at night is miserable. Hate to stay hidden in house all summer at night, want to enjoy outdoors. These will be so handy. Wish I could afford the Young life oils but just not in SS budget. Will have to see if I can find just the oils needed at Sprouts in Grand Junction. Have great week

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    1. Nancy Author

      Well definitely try this! You might want to add extra drops of the oils. Sure can’t hurt you! On Amazon you can find a brand called Plant Therapy which is really highly rated. I’ve used it a lot myself. It’s fairly reasonably price. A lot more so than Young Living or Doterra anyway! Good luck!

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  3. I have seen so many great articles about ways to use essential oils and I still don’t have any. I totally want to try the bug spray though! Pinning this so that hopefully I can try it once I get some oils.

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  4. Jean

    I put both eucalyptus and tea tree in the mixture. I found it wasn’t really working with the mixture suggested, so I added more tea tree and a bit more baking soda as it was way too runny. After that it worked much better. I’m still itchy but not nearly as bad as it was.

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    1. Nancy Author

      Hi Nanci!
      It is an optional ingredient added WITH the tea tree oil. It makes it nice and creamy unless it gets warm. coconut oil has a very low melt temperature.
      Good Luck!

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