DIY Bug Spray

No one likes to be bugged when they are spending outdoor time with friends and family. Mix up this pleasantly-scented DIY bug spray to keep the flies away day and night. 


  • Glass spray bottle
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup Witch Hazel
  • 20–30 drops of essential oil
    • Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Spearmint work best


  1. Mix all ingredients in a glass bottle and shake well before using.
  2. Spray liberally on clothing and the outdoor environment. Try avoiding skin as sometimes Witch Hazel can cause mild irritation to children.