DIY Natural Organic Bugspray from Fresh Herbs

Did you know that you can make a bug spray from fresh herbs right our of your garden? It is all natural and easy to make! Plus, it smells amazing when you are making it AND when you are using it!

In one cup of water, boil the following:

  • Mint – Just about any kind. It is nice to have a mix too.
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Dried Cloves
  • Chives

You want to have about one third cup of fresh herbs evenly divided.

Boil the herbs in one cup of water. After it comes to a boil, cover it and let it cool. This will help bring out the oils that will repel the bugs. Plus, it smells incredible! I read about 10 different recipes before nailing this and the scent in my house is just great.

Next, strain the herbs, and mix the remaining water with 1 cup rubbing alcohol.

The bug spray worked great when I tried it.  As a bonus, the spray was very cool and refreshing on my skin. It would feel great after a little too much time in the sun!

If you keep it in a spray bottle, you can simply spray it whenever you need it!

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Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.