How to Make A Simple, Safe, Effective and Natural Essential Oil Spray

Start with Young Living Purification® essential oil blend. This should be your “outside” oil for the summer.  Keep it handy because of its ability to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. It contains:

Citronella –antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, and insect-repelling.

Lemongrass—strong antifungal properties, purifying and antibacterial.

Rosemary – antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial.

Melaleuca –a.k.a. tea tree oil; antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.

Lavandin –a lavender hybrid; antifungal, antibacterial, a strong antiseptic, and tissue-regenerator.

Myrtle – antibacterial, may support immune system in fighting disease.

(Reference: Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th Edition)

Since pure, therapeutic grade essential oils will attack plastics, be sure to use a glass bottle. Any glass bottle will do. I get my supplies from

Now, you know oil floats on water, so we will use a little alcohol to help get the essential oil into solution. I choose vodka because it is a natural, odorless alcohol.

Make your Bug spray:

  1. Put a splash of vodka in the bottom of a glass bottle.
  2. Add Purification oil to desired strength. I use 20-30 drops for 2 ounce bottle–adjust for your needs (you can always add more oil or water later, if you find you want to adjust it).
  3. Shake bottle.
  4. Fill to top with pure water.
  5. Shake bottle again.
  6. Apply label: “Purification water”

This spray is safe to use on anyone over 2 years old, as frequently as you like. Enjoy your bug-free Summer!

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