Homemade Natural Insect Repellent Spray


homemade insect repellent that works without the harmful ingredients

I made this Insect repellent for my brother to take it to his camping trip and he said that this is the first time he has gone camping without getting all sorts of bites all over his body. I told him to spray his body as well as the inside of the tent before bed as the night is is most likely a favorite time for insects to get their meals from our skin.

I am planing to send this spray  with my kids on their trip to Algeria, North Africa in few weeks too. It’s pretty hot there and there is all sorts of  insects especially during the night.

Most store bought insect repellent contain DEET. It has been shown to have a negative impact on wildlife and water sources in production and during use. DEET is toxic to birds and aquatic life. DEET has been found in approximately 75 percent of U.S. water sources, including the Mississippi River.

This bug repellent really works and it’s 100% free of DEET and other chemicals found in most of the store bought sprays.


Homemade natural Insect repellent Spray recipe

Ingredients ( These ingredients are for a 16 oz bottle)


  1. Pore the water and witch hazel in the spray bottle
  2. Add the essential oils
  3. Shake it well before each use

Note: If you want the spray to stay longer you can eliminate the water and witch hazel and just use fractionataned coconut oil. In this case you can put 30 drops of each essential oils.

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homemade insect repellent that works without the harmful ingredients

Massiva Ouali BA, LSH, CRTS is a part time blogger, author and a mom on a mission to help her family live a better and healthier life through Mediterranean recipes cooking, natural beauty, personal care and cleaning recipes, successful parenting and much more. The recipes she shares have been tested and approved by her family of 5. Her goal is to help you reach your best in health and wellness. She named her blog after a therapy called '"Raindrop Technique” that she practices. She is a true believer that God’s/Allah's medicine is in the plants and essential oils. Join her on a mission of inhaling blessings and exhaling gratitude.


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