I have been seeing LOTS of posts about Lemon Eucalyptus Oil as a natural bug repellent lately.
Here are the recipes I use for natural Bug Spray-- and Bug Balm. The spray is based in water/witch hazel and the balm is beeswax/coconut oil based.
I did a bit of a mashup of different recipes I found online.
Check out my Instagram to see videos of me making both recipes.
2 oz distilled water
1 oz Witch hazel (real stuff, not the $1 bottle)
30 drops Lemon Eucalyptus oil
10 drops tea tree oil
Mix! Pour into spray bottle.
Bug Balm Repellent
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp beeswax
Melt those two…
5 drops each:
Lemon eucalyptus oil
Pour into small glass jar and allow to cool for 2 hours