Bugs Be Gone

Bugs Be Gone

by Terri Bonin


It really bugs me how there are so many insect sprays on the market that still contain harmful chemicals that affect our endocrine system! (did you catch that intentional pun!) LOL! …You should take some time to read about the toxic chemicals in standard bug sprays and their side effects. The Think Dirty app is a great tool for this.

Last night I made a fun bug spray bottle with some of my favorite…



…essential oils, witch hazel, and water!

Bugs Be Gone Spray

  • 25 drops citronella oil
  • 15 drops purification
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 1/2 cup of witch hazel (Or coconut oil)
  • Filled the rest up with water

It smells amazing. I can’t wait to try it tonight on my walk!

* You could also mix it in a carrier oil such as coconut oil to get a longer-lasting repellent effect, but then you would use a different type of bottle to dispense it… (A side benefit of the coconut oil is that it also acts as a sunscreen from UV rays.)


ps…Do you wonder if you can use essential oils with your family?

They’ve been an absolute game-changer for our family, providing emotional support, as well as health and wellness support! If you’d like to learn more about essential oils and supplements be sure and email our sister site here:


***For a sample of oils, we will be happy to send you in the snail mail or for more education or to start your monthly wellness box from Young Living just click here!

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