Oily in AZ

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Try DIY Tuesday: Bug Away! Spray


Bug spray graphicThis summer, my family and I went on vacation to visit family in the Midwest. We went over the 4th of July holiday, and it was the perfect time to get out of the blazing heat of Arizona! One of the things we did while on vacation was watch fireworks sitting in a park next to the lake. While this was great weather, nice and cool and great to sit on grass instead of dirt, these conditions bring lots of unwanted little friends to the party. Fortunately, I knew this ahead of time and was sure to bring my homemade Bug Away! Spray with me! I LOVE this recipe, because it does the job without using any harmful, nasty chemicals! This means it is totally safe to use on my two-year old, as well as adults. It is even safe for pets! Awesome for those evening walks around the neighborhood during monsoon season! If you are unlucky enough to get a bite from a bug, this spray can be used on the bite after the fact, as well, to give relief. I have also heard that spiders do not like peppermint, so this spray could also be used around windows and doors as a fresh-smelling deterrent.

Bug Away! Spray

You will need:

  • 1- 2oz. glass spray bottle (must use glass because of the citrus in the oils)
  • Young Living Purification Essential Oil
  • Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Distilled Water

Fill your spray bottle almost to the top with distilled water. Add 10-15 drops of Purification oil, and 10-15 drops of Peppermint oil. Screw on the top, and shake, shake, shake! Spray all over arms and legs, and reapply if needed. Avoid face area. Make sure to shake the bottle before using, as oil and water does not mix and will separate.

***Don’t have any Young Living Purification or Peppermint Oil? Click here to find out how to get started!


Author: Robin

Hello! I am a mommy to an adorable 3 year-old daughter and 9-month old son, and have been married to my High-School sweetheart for over 12 years! We live in toasty Arizona and have been here our whole lives (so we are used to the heat, LOL!) We are just getting started converting our chemical-filled household to all-natural, using Essential Oils! Come join me on this Oily journey!

4 thoughts on “Try DIY Tuesday: Bug Away! Spray

  1. I love that recipe! So simple and effective. That’s my kind of DIY project!


  2. I’m going to try this. Sounds easy enough. Where is the best place to get 2oz glass bottles?


    • Very easy! There are a few different places, if you only need one bottle, you can easily pick one up at a health food store. I got this one at Sprouts, I think it was around $3. If you are going to be making other recipes and need more than one bottle at a time, they sell packs of 6 or more on amazon.com, or abundanthealth4u.com sells individually and in packs. 🙂


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