This DIY natural insect repellent will help you keep bugs and mozzies at bay with just essential oils and a few other ingredients.


  • 30 drops geranium essential oil
  • 30 drops citronella essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol
  • ½ cup natural witch hazel
  • ½ cup water (or vinegar)
  • Optional: 1 tsp vegetable glycerine to help everything stay combined


  1. Place essential oils in a glass spray bottle. Add alcohol and shake well to combine.
  2. Pour in witch hazel and shake to combine (and vegetable glycerine if you choose to do so).
  3. Add water and shake again. 
  4. Shake before each use as the oils and water will naturally separate over time.

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