All Natural and Zero Waste Bug Repellent!!!

Summer is mosquito season. The bugs LOVE ME. It doesn’t matter if I use natural repellent or DEET repellent. Some how I end up getting bite. Sometimes my bites are so bad that I need to take Benadryl to sleep. This is one of the main reasons why I don’t like summer.

During my vacation in Antigua, I was attacked by the sand flies. My legs and arms were on fire because of the bites. I could only spend an hour or two in the sun before the pain became unbearable. It took a week of anti-itch cream, tea tree oil, and ice packs to get rid of the pain and the bites. When I got home I was on the hunt to find an effective bug repellent that was both zero waste and natural!

Ingredients:

Apple Cider Vinegar: It’s the strong oder that actually repels the mosquitos. It has been said that if you drink enough apple cider vinegar, you will develop a strong oder that will also repel the mosquitos.

Essential Oils: I use Young Living essential oils that have been proven to repel mosquitos. One of my favourites is R.C because it contains lemon grass and citronella. I also add tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, and lavender oil. 

Directions:

Fill up the bottle half way with apple cider vinegar. Fill it almost to the top with warm tap water. Put 3-5 drops of Young Living's R.C oil (or something applicable), Lavender, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. Shake the bottle and start using it.

I put mine in a roller ball bottle so I can carry it in my purse, pocket, or keep it in the car.

Since using my new mosquito repellent, I have noticed that it is just as effective as the other ones with or without DEET. I only get bites when I don’t use it or if they get underneath or through my clothes. The best part is that it’s Zero Waste and All Natural!!! I wish I made this before I went to Antigua.