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You’ll love our natural mosquito spray!

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The mosquitoes won’t love you anymore with “Bugs Be Gone” spray

This bug spray is the mosquito’s nemesis. It’s very practical, as it can be misted over skin, clothes, or hair. We came up with two versions—the more concentrated is designed for adults (12.8% essential oil) and the less concentrated (8.5%) is designed for children ages 3 and up—so you can make natural bug sprays for the whole family!

Don’t hesitate to take it with you everywhere you go. As you’ll see, this homemade bug spray will become a must for summer.

How to make a mosquito-repellent spray?


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Adult version

Kid’s version (ages 3 and up or for sensitive skin)

Rose geranium hydrosol

50g (42.7%)

70g (59.9%)

Isopropyl alcohol 70%

50g (42.7%)

35g (29.9%)


2g (1.7%)

2g (1.7%)

Essential oil mixture

15g (12.8%)

10g (Use the children’s version of the mixture) (8.5%)


Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh the alcohol and pour into the bottle using a small funnel.natural repulsive mosquitos

  3. Weigh the essential oils and pour into the bottle.

  4. Measure out 2 ml of glycerin with the pipette and add to the bottle.

  5. Weigh the rose geranium hydrosol and add to the bottle.

  6. Ensure the bottle is fully closed and shake vigorously. Now your mosquito repellent is ready!

Use and conservation

Shake well before each use, then spray on healthy skin as well as clothes and/or hair. Do not apply more frequently than once per hour. Avoid eye contact. Not recommended for pregnant women or children.

This natural mosquito repellent will keep for 3 to 6 months.

Looking for more recipes to keep the mosquitoes away? Check out our special feature on natural mosquito repellents.

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