Do you like camping? Be sure to pack these Essential Oils!

camping bug spray for killing antsWeekly Roundup 5/16 – Essential Oils and Camping!

Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors when camping but can’t seem to keep those aggravating insects away!  Don’t knock yourself out from swatting at them; try this simple and quick insect repellent spray recipe!  Just spray directly on your skin!  We will be using our essential oils and packaging.

Essential Oils


A wonderful classic blend of aromatic lavenders. This magnificent bouquet contains Italian, Bulgarian and French lavenders. Aroma is floral, herbaceous, fresh, light with balsamic woody undertones.

Excellent for relief of pain from sunburn and minor burns and keeps insects away. One of the safest for use with children and the elderly.

Blends well with Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, and Ylang-ylang.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree is an anti-fungal healing oil steam distilled from the Australian Ti (Tea) Tree. Tea tree oil works well for sinus relief, sore throats, and chest-colds as well as topical antiseptics for skin injuries, rubs for arthritis, and inhalants for asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific substance.


Java Citronella is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of the cymbopogon plant commonly known as lemongrass. The two active ingredients in citronella, geraniol and citronellol, are both antiseptics having multiple uses in disinfectants, soaps, perfumes, and insect repellents.

Easy Camping Insect Repellent Spray Recipe


Supplies and Equipment:

Step 1.  Pour the Apple Cider Vinegar into the measuring cup.

Step 2.  Pour the Witch Hazel next.

Step 3.  Add 10 drops of the Tea Tree, 10 drops of the Lavender and 10 drops of the Citronella essential oils.

Stir well and pour into the sprayer.  Shake until all ingredients are mixed well.  Keep out of direct sun light and excessive heat.

There are several ways to make this type of spray.  Be sure to use essential oils that are useful in the practice of aromatherapy.  Read up on the essential oils with bug repelling properties to help you decide which scent is best for you and the end results are what you are looking for!

As always, please use in small amounts to make sure there are no reactions!!!


Always Be Safe and Cautious When Making DIY Remedies

Resource: (The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, By Julia Lawless)

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