How to Make Natural Bug Repellents That Work!

Bugs are a pesky problem. The noise they make can be distracting, bug bites are often irritating and painful, and they can also contaminate our food and drink.

Unfortunately, many of the store bought bug repellants are even more harmful than the bugs themselves and contain carcinogens, neurotoxins, substances that irritate the eyes and the skin and many substances that are banned in other countries.

So, read on and rid yourself of bugs for good!


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Bug Repellant Tutorials

With this DIY Natural Bug Repellent Tutorials report, you can enjoy a bug free environment without exposing yourself to the dangerous ingredients in conventional bug repellants. It contains 10 easy to prepare, completely natural tutorials for bug repellants that can be used to keep flies, insects, mosquitos and other annoying bugs away.


For each tutorial, you get:

  • A list of the ingredients you’ll need
  • Step by step text instructions describing how to prepare the bug natural repellant
  • Photos showing you how to prepare the natural bug repellant


So, read on and rid yourself of bugs for good!

Why don’t you just simply run to the store to buy some product instead of preparing it yourself?

Because common repellents contain DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide ), a chemical substance proven to be neurotoxic. Adverse effects occurred even after months or years of use. DEET combined with other chemicals (like the ones found in repellent products or body creams, for example) becomes more dangerous, increasing the risk of brain deficiencies.

Another toxic substance which can be found on the ingredients list of common repellents is permethrin from the pyrethroid family. It may cause tremors, loss of coordination, increased temperature, aggressive behavior, inability to learn or eat, agitation. It is carcinogenic (it is directly linked to cancer), leads to the formation of lung tumors in females and liver tumors in both sexes. It is involved in chromosomal abnormalities and impede the proper functioning of the immune system.

It also causes damages to the environment by killing bees, fish and poultry. It is lethal to cats.

Quite scaring, right? And, since the homemade repellents are so easy to prepare and also healthy (as they contain only natural ingredients) I strongly suggest you should try this recipe at home

Castor Oil Bug Repellant Tutorial

Since she was just 1 year old my friend’s daughter was facing atopic dermatitis and when a mosquito bites her everything starts to swell. Her bites were not small and a bit red as most of us suffer with. She has some red, hard donuts on her skin and they take a few weeks to deflate.

Due to this ailment we began using natural ingredients and preparing our own cosmetic products. This is a good thing for everyone’s health, but we still have to prevent mosquito bites. My friend’s son thankfully doesn’t face reaction to bug bites, but sometimes he too gets the occasional massive reaction and swelling.

A couple of years ago we used this recipe for the first time. We have an RV situated out in the country but also near water. We enjoy the peace and serenity of getting away from it all but unfortunately it was also a haven for all kinds of bugs especially those pesky mosquitoes.

To say it was impossible to venture out some warm evenings was an understatement. We felt like prisoners in our RV and we actually resorted to trying all types of dangerous commercial bug repellants, yet we were still eaten alive so to speak.

Then we discovered this recipe for a natural bug repellent and it was very efficient. I think it’s impossible for any repellent to eliminate all bug bites but we were happy with the occasional one or two, especially after the hundreds we had already endured!

The recipe is very easy to prepare and you may double the quantities if you need a larger amount of natural bug repellent.


Castor oil does not have a repellent effect, but it has a thicker consistency and it is also really healthy for the skin.

Castor Oil Bug Repellent Recipe

castor oil bug repellent

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon castor oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon water
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops thyme essential oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil


Castor Oil Bug Repellent recipe


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before each use.
  3. Make sure you reapply often for getting the desired effect

I find this natural mixture safe for my kids and we use it quite often. It is also the cheapest version I have ever tried.

Essential Oils Bug Spray – Oil Based Tutorial

Citronella essential oil is well known as a very good insect repellent: it keeps away mosquitoes, spiders, ants, flies and moths. The essential oil combination from this recipe has a great smell.. well, great for us, the insects seem to hate it and they run away from it. Which is a good thing, considering the fact that nobody likes to have them around, right?

Therefore, you should definitely use citronella in your homemade bug repellents.


Essential Oils Bug Spray Recipe

Essential Oils Bug Spray Recipe

You Will Need:

  • 10 drops citronella essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops cedar essential oil
  • 2 oz sweet almond oil
Essential Oils Bug Spray Recipe


  1. Take a spray bottle and combine all the ingredients.
  2. Shake well before each use, so everything is well distributed. old.

This mixture is suitable for children 2 years and older

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