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How to Make Bug Spray

Follow this simple, eco-friendly recipe for an effective alternative to chemical-laden bug spray.


  • Step 1: Pour witch hazel into spray bottle Pour the witch hazel into the spray bottle. This is the base for your bug spray.
  • TIP: Apply witch hazel directly to mosquito bites for instant relief.
  • Step 2: Add cider vinegar Add the cider vinegar.
  • Step 3: Add eucalyptus oil Add five to 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to the mixture.
  • Step 4: Shake Screw the cap on your spray bottle, and shake it up.
  • Step 5: Apply Apply the bug spray, avoiding your eyes and mouth. Now you’re free to enjoy that backyard barbecue without having to worry about being bugged by mosquitoes.
  • FACT: Traditional Aboriginal, Chinese, Indian, and Greco-European medicine systems used eucalyptus oil.

You Will Need

  • 1 Spray bottle
  • 1/2 c. Witch hazel
  • 1/2 c. Cider vinegar
  • Eucalyptus oil

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