No one likes mosquitos…right? Like, I’m pretty sure that I don’t know a single person who is all, “You know what I love? Mosquitos.” No one likes them and we spend countless ways (and money) trying to get rid of them, spraying ourselves with chemicals that don’t even work. I’m not going to name names, but I’m sure a few have popped into your head!
I’ve already shared my super “secret” tick away spray on Instagram, but wanted it in this post too, just in case you’re new and haven’t seen it! If you have just keep scrolling for the DIY Mosquito away spray!
I’m usually okay with most bugs…but ticks? Can’t. Just can’t. Had a mild panic attack over one once when I was pregnant. Might have been the hormones, might have just been that I literally want to vomit every time I see one. Anyway, I make this tick spray to help keep them away. Super simple: 4 oz bottle, 30-50 drops of rosemary essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle with witch hazel. Spray over your whole, precious body before going outside. And your babies’ bodies. ⠀ ⠀ Fun fact: even the CDC says that rosemary is good for keeping ticks away. So there’s that.
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DIY Mosquito Away Spray with Essential Oils
Now I’ll be honest; mosquitos don’t bother me much anyway, so you’ll have to let me know how this blend really works for you!
- 4 oz fine mist spray bottle
- 10 drops lavender essential oil (learn where to buy essential oils)
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops melaleuca essential oil
- witch hazel
Add the essential oils to a 4 oz glass spray bottle, then fill up the bottle with witch hazel. Shake before use and spray as needed while you’re outside!
This is just one of the handmade apothecary things I need for outdoor type things; tick repellent, after-sun spray, owie spray, the blemish blend that doubles as a bite/sting remedy, all the salves, and of course, an all-natural mosquito repellent.
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