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Natural Ways to Keep the Bugs Away

Do no harm to the bugs, but we can still keep them away safely. Essential oils are an effective way to keep your patio and porch mosquito, ant, and spider free all summer. I will share with you my secret recipe.

DIY Bug Off Spray

1 clean and empty spray bottle (approx. 30 oz.)

30 drops Lavender Essential Oil

30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

30 drops Tea Tree Oil

1/2 cup white vinegar


Add all ingredients and fill the remainder of bottle with water. Mix well.

Spray your doors, patios, porch etc. You will need to repeat this process weekly. It smells great to us, but repels bugs.

Here are the essential oils that insects hate:

Lavender, Rosemary, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Peppermint.

So no need to stress about bugs this summer. Share this blog and enjoy!

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