I do not like to use bug sprays. The smell is completely unbearable and I would much rather not put all those chemicals all over my kids and myself. Deet, which is a major component in the majority of all bug sprays sold at the store has a horrible list of side effects it can cause attached to it; rashes, blistering, soreness, and neurological problems.
I figured out a way to put a few ingredients together to create a spray that not only smells good, isn’t toxic, and seems to work really well. It’s a winner all the way around.
You can also use essential oils if you would prefer to not use dried herbs. Grab all of the essential oils you would need here.
You probably have most of these items in your pantry so making this a super cheap DIY. The ingredients are around $20 for everything, instead of $6 for a bottle from the drugstore shelves. Keep a bottle on the porch for anytime you’re outside, and one in your outing bag for grab and go trips.
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