Everyday Products with Essential Oils

Dr. Andrea Ryan teaches Apryl and Sarah how to make summer staples using all natural essential oils. Bug spray can usually be filled with chemicals, but this natural version keeps the pests away, smells great, and only has ingredients you recognize.

Bug Repellent:

  • 2 ounces distilled or boiled water
  • 1.5 ounces witch hazel
  • 30 drops citronella essential oil
  • 25 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • Small squirt of vegetable glycerin

Using a 4 oz clean spray bottle fill with water, add the witch hazel then about 30 drops  each of your various essential oils. Shake well. Spray onto exposed skin and/or clothing. Reapply every 2 hours, or as needed. Store in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight.