Natural Bug Spray

  • Author: Autumn Reo,


  • 1 cup Distilled water
  • 1 cup Witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • 3-4 TBSP dried herbs including peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass, lavender, etc. (use at least one mint.)
  • Optional: 4-5 cloves.)


  1. Boil water and herbs (in any combination from the above.)
  2. Mix well, cover and let cool. (You must be patient!)
  3. Strain herbs out and mix water with witch hazel.
  4. Store in a spray bottle in a cool place.
  5. Use as needed.


  • Added bonus: it smells great and is very refreshing to the skin.