Keeping insects away in the summertime can be tricky, especially if you want to spend some time outdoors. Whether you’re worried about mosquitoes, flies or other insects, you should definitely try some of the best natural bug repellent recipes.
Most bug sprays contain DEET, a chemical that can irritate the skin, especially when it comes to small children. Keep your insect repellent free of harmful chemical with the simple recipes that work wonders, when reapplied every 1-2 hours.
If you’re not in a hurry and don’t want to follow a precise recipe, a lavender infusion can keep many insects away, including fleas and ticks. You’ll need a cup of lavender buds, fresh or dried, white wine vinegar and a 16 oz spray bottle. Pour the buds in the bottle, and fill it with the vinegar. The infusion process is usually complete in 10-14 days, but you should shake the bottle every day. Once the time is up, strain the buds and use the lavender infused white wine vinegar to keep bugs at bay.