Living in the south, we encounter a TON of outdoor nuisances. Some buzz by, some land on us and some are just plain mean. Thankfully with Young Living Essential Oils I have been able to come up with a kid-friendly, chemical free outdoor spray that’s safe to spray on my boys and it doesn’t take our breath away.
To be completely honest, we’re surrounded by these pesky things inside the house as well so my spray comes in handy indoors AND outdoors.
You’ll need the essential oils listed above, but don’t worry if you don’t have them all. My favorite part about DIY mixtures is that you can almost always tweak them however you need! That means if you don’t have all of the ingredients or if you don’t like all of the ingredients then you can skip that part and still have great results!
DIY OUTDOOR SPRAY
- 5 Drops Citronella
- 3 Drops Lavender
- 3 Drops Lemongrass
- 3 Drops Rosemary
- 1 Drop Peppermint
- Glass Spray Bottle [I used a 2 Oz spray bottle which is why my drops ratio is pretty low. You can add more drops of each depending on how big your spray bottle is. These are super cute with chalkboard labels!]
- Witch Hazel [I added about 1/4 of my spray bottle with Witch Hazel, again you can do more or less!]
- Distilled Water [I have a gallon of distilled water I keep for my EO concoctions. I haven’t done the research on why distilled water is best (and I have used regular sink water & fridge door water) but I have read distilled is preferred.
- *alternate* Epsom Salt [Use this if you do not have Witch Hazel. Add the salt to the eo’s then add in water.]
Keep this bottle nearby if you’re expecting to be bothered while enjoying the outdoors! I keep a bottle in my diaper bag, in my mamavan and in my kitchen. You never can have too many of this outdoor spray!
BONUS: it’s a great spritzer for when you’re out and about and realized you don’t have on deodorant OR that your shirt smells stinky from leaving it in the washer too long before drying it OR you need to spray your kids hair to flatten it out from carseat head OR your vehicle smells like stinky dogs… and you don’t have any dogs.
The possibilities are absolutely endless! Hope y’all enjoy this little concoction!