Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray with Young Living Essential Oils

Make your own Bug Be Gone spray with Young Living essential oilsSpring is here, and that means the bugs return. I’m doing my best to take all the precautions I can to create an all-natural bug spray to prevent their invasion into my home, especially since my Champion of Bug Killing Extraordinaire is currently deployed and half way around the world. We live in North Carolina where there are some scary-looking bugs here, and I don’t want to have to worry about ’em.

The kids were pretty fascinated by this magical bottle of mint I put together. “Mom, can we spray? Can we? Can we?” And they watched as I picked a plant I knew had a lot of ants on it to test out our new spray. Here’s the plant, in all it’s ant-crawling glory:

Pesky ants invading my gardenAnd here’s my spray! *insert super hero music here*

Stop Bugs in Their Tracks with Young Living OilsAnd here’s the result!

ants escaping the all-natural essential oil bug sprayCrazy awesome, huh? Here’s how you make it:

Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray with Young Living Essential Oils
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Essential oils are great to use as repellent for creepy crawlies!
  • ½ bottle water
  • ½ bottle of witch hazel
  • 10-20 drops of essential oils (more if you want it REALLY potent) I used Spearmint, Peppermint, and Wintergreen
  • glass spray bottle
  1. Fill your glass spray bottle half way with water.
  2. Add in the witch hazel, followed by your essential oils.
  3. Shake it up and get spraying!

Here’s another great graphic to help with other bugs, too!

Essential oils pest control chartWhat do you think? Could this come in useful for you this spring/summer?

Makeover your Wellness Chest with Young Living Oils new 2015Here’s some of the posts I’ve created about essential oils:

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