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Homemade Bug Spray: Submitted by: Oklahomies | Date Added: 10 Apr 2015
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Distilled water
Witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
Dried herbs: peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass, catnip, lavender, etc. I recommend using at least one herb from the mint family.

Cooking Instructions

Boil 1 cup of water and add 3-4 TBSP of dried herbs total in any combination from the above.

I use 1 TBSP each of peppermint, spearmint, catnip and lavender, and also throw in a couple of dried cloves.

Mix well, cover and let cool (covering is important to keep the volatile oils in!)

Strain herbs out and mix water with 1 cup of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol.

Store in a spray bottle in a cool place (fridge is great because then its nice and cool!)

Use as needed.

Added bonus: it smells great and is very refreshing to the skin!

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Homemade Bug Spray
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