For the summer, our Unitarian Universalist church has a program after their Sunday service called second hour where they have a variety of eco-friendly projects that people can do. This past week they had container gardens and natural bug spray. We chose to do the bug spray project.
They had three different recipes that were basically different mixtures of essential oils. They each start with 2 cups of water. We used water bottles, it’s just about measured perfectly. They each also have 20 drops of citronella essential oil. Then you add the mixture of other two essential oils you want. The three different recipes are lemon basil, geranium lavender, and eucalyptus lemon.
All varieties: 2 cups water and 20 drops citronella essential oil
Lemon Basil: 5 drops lemon essential oil and 10 drops basil essential oil
Geranium Lavender: 5 drops geranium essential oils and 10 drops lavender essential oil
Eucalyptus Lemon: 5 drops lemon essential oil and 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Mix everything together in a spray bottle (or water bottle and pour into smaller spray bottles). Don’t forget to shake the bottle up before you use it each time.