10 Natural Homemade Bug Repellents for a Carefree Summer

You don't need a chemically-laden bug repellent to allow you to enjoy your summer. These homemade varieties are simple, naturally made, and proven to work against pesky insects.

Anopheles_albimanus_mosquitoHowever essential bugs may be for the ecosystem, there is no denying their presence can be more than annoying during peak times throughout the spring and summer. Nothing ruins a picnic like a swarm of gnats, or has one running for the tent like the trilling of a mosquito.

Because itchy bug bites and mosquito-transferred viruses are no fun, here is a list linking to wellness warriors and sustainability experts with their various home-made recipes proven to deter bugs from spoiling one’s outdoor adventure.

  1. Witch-hazel, Natural Oil, and Essential Oil Blend by DIY Natural

  2. Citronella / Vinegar Spray by Primally Inspired

  3. Healthy Bug Spray (That Really Works) by Scratch Mommy

  4. DIY Mosquito Repellent from Lexie’s Kitchen

  5. All Natural Homemade Insect Repellent from Thank Your Body

  6. Dried Lavender Insect Repellent from WikiHow

  7. 3 Natural Bug Repellent Recipes from Wellness Mama (with an additional herbal mix)

  8. 13 Tips for Keeping the Bugs Away Naturally from Day2Day Joys

  9. Beeswax Insect Repellent Candles from Design Sponge

  10. DIY All Natural Bug Repellent from Growing Up Herbal

Opting for natural, home-made bug repellents is an intelligent and economical way to prevent bugs from using you as their feasting post. Many commercial brands of bug repellents are made with a host of toxic chemicals; these are not only poor for the environment, but are obviously not healthy for your body either.

Because everything that goes on your skin goes into your bloodstream, it’s important you use organic and made-with-love bug repellents. And these simple, natural, and easy-to-make varieties will ensure you have a carefree summer that is bug-bite free.

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