They’re back! In our neck of the woods, the black flies have been buzzing around for the last few weeks with mosquitoes soon to follow…ugh! Years ago, we found this simple recipe in a Country Living magazine for all natural bug repellent. We tried it out and it seemed to work pretty well. You need to reapply the spray more often than the deet sprays but it smells so good that it wasn’t a problem. We bought the witch hazel in the grocery store and everything else at The Mustard Seed in Nottingham, NH. (including the spray bottle). However, you can buy your essential oils and bottles online from any number of sources.
All Natural Bug Spray
3 1/2 ounces (which is basically 1/3 cup) of Witch Hazel
1/2 teaspoon Lemongrass Oil
1/2 teaspoon Eucalyptus Oil
1/2 teaspoon Citronella Oil
Combine all ingredients in a small four-once spray bottle.