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Bug-Away Repellent Spray!

Published on 21st May 2020

This repellent spray gives you an invisibility cloak so that bugs can’t see you!  Ok, so that might not be true, but we think it’s the next best thing.  Seriously, this amazing little spray is chock full of natural goodies that insects do not like.  This is a great spray to keep handy in your bathroom, handbag and travel bag for use on the go.

It contains Citronella essential oil which is widely believed to be one nature’s best insect repellents; Lemongrass essential oil for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and, guess what, Lavender!!  We added lavender essential oil because it contrains a host of goodness and, in this recipe, we included it for its soothing, cooling abilities and its beautiful scent.


  • 110ml water
  • 8 drops Citronella essential oil
  • 8 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil

This one is super easy – simply add the essential oils to the water, pop into a spray bottle and spray on exposed areas.  Always give it a good shake before use to mix up the ingredients.  Be careful around your clothing as it may stain light coloured fabrics.  We like to spray the underside of the brims on sun hats and baseball caps to help keep the midges away from the face.  Do not spray near eyes, open wounds or on inflamed skin.

We always recommend doing a little patch test first, as you should when trying any new skincare product for the first time, particularly if you have sensitive skin.  Always mix essential oils with a suitable carrier oil, never apply them directly on to skin.


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