DIY Athlete: Homemade Bug Spray

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Spend less time swatting bugs and more time enjoying the game with homemade bug spray. A natural alternative to store-bought bug sprays, which often contain dangerous chemicals, homemade bug spray wards off the bugs with a combination of essential oils.

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Bug Spray

Spend less time swatting bugs and more time enjoying the game with homemade bug spray. A natural alternative to store-bought bug sprays, which often contain dangerous chemicals, homemade bug spray wards off the bugs with a combination of essential oils.

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

  • Spray bottle
  • Small funnel
  • Witch hazel
  • Citronella essential oil
  • Tea tree essential oil

Homemade Bug Spray Directions

  • Place funnel in top of a clear, empty spray bottle.
  • Fill half the bottle with water. Fill half the remaining space with witch hazel.
  • Add 20 drops of citronella essential oil and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. If you prefer a citrus smell, decrease the amount of tea tree oil.
  • Remove the funnel, and screw the top back on the spray bottle.
  • Shake the bottle thoroughly and apply the spray as needed.

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