Natural Insect Repellent

This all-natural insect spray is easy to make, smells great, and is safe for kids. You can find all the ingredients at most grocery, health food, or drug store. Here in Austin, I’ve found them all at Whole Foods and Central Market.


  • fill a spray bottle with witch hazel extract. For a diluted version, use equal parts witch hazel extract and water.
  • add one drop each of the citronella and peppermint essential oil for each fl oz of liquid
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One Comment

  1. Nissa
    Posted September 25, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog, this is great. Very clear and simple instructions.

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