5 DIY Bug Repellents

There is nothing more aggravating (or itchy) as a bug bite.  Camping and bugs seem to go hand in hand but they shouldn’t make your holiday uncomfortable.  All over the web there are hints, tips, tricks, and DIY’s on how to repel these little creeps.  Here are 10 helpful Do-It-Yourself bug repellents that won’t cost you a bundle!


1) Adding a Sage Bundle to your camp fire will help ward off the pesky bugs and make the air smell good.




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2) In a spray bottle , mix 15 drops of lavender oil, 4 tablespoons of vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of lemon juice.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with water and shake well.  Spritz your self with this fragrant mixture and bye by buggies.

3) Speaking of oils, dab one of the following essential oils on your ankles, elbows,shoulders, knees etc. or combine a few drops in some water for a spritz:

Citronella Oil

Eucalyptus Oil

Citrus Essential

Lavender Essential

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4) Dryer Sheets!  Yes dryer sheets!   Rub a dryer sheet all over to keep mosquitoes away.

5)Avon sells a great product called Skin So Soft.  If you hate smelling like bug spray then try this little doozy!

Whatever you try, avoid wearing dark colors, floral scents and know that those pesky bugs like dawn or dusk.

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