It’s the middle of the summer and you have unwelcome guests at your picnic or outdoor gathering: bugs! You regularly use store-bought bug repellents to keep the pesky critters away, but you really want to try using something less toxic.

Well, you could buy more natural repellents. However, I suggest that you try making some of them yourself. You’ll save money, plus you’ll know exactly what ingredients you used.

So, if you are ready to make your own, here are a few ideas:

Bug repellent gel by Holistic Health Herbalist:

DIY Bug Repellent Gel Recipe - repel biting insects with potent essential oils!
photo via Holistic Health Herbalist


Herbal No-Bug Balm by Grow Forage Cook Ferment:

picture of Herbal No-Bug Balm by Grow Forage Cook Ferment
photo via Grow Forage Cook Ferment


Mason jar luminaries by Freebie Finding Mom:

Homemade Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries final
photo via Freebie Finding Mom


Mosquito repellent by Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons:

Homemade Mosquito Repellent that works!
photo via Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


Tick spray by The Momma Diaries:

tick spray
photo via The Momma Diaries


Indoor spider spray by Of Life + Lisa:

Homemade natural spider repellent spay to keep spiders out of the home for good.
photo via Of Life + Lisa


Peppermint ant spray by Mom 4 Real:

picture of Peppermint Ant Deterrent Spray by Mom 4 Real
photo via Mom 4 Real

Natural bee repellent ideas and recipes by Tips Bulletin:

Learn how to get rid of bees from your house, yards, and outdoor entertainment areas with these natural bee repellent recipes. Whether you need relief while camping or you’re looking for a natural spray for your skin, these tips can help! #beerepellent #bees #pestcontrol
photo via Tips Bulletin


Do you make your own bug repellents? If so, share your recipes with me in the Comments section below.

Happy crafting!

Spinster Simone 🙂


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