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Summer is not only the time of sunshine, beautiful weather and sea breeze, it also has some negative aspects and one of them is insects. To keep them out you will need some citronella candles, tiki torches, and a good insect repellent. An insect repellent (also known as “bug spray”) is a substance that is applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces that prevents insects from landing or climbing on that surface. Insect repellants help prevent and control outbreaks of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, Lyme disease, dengue, bubonic plague, and West Nile fever. Today I want to share with you some easy and working recipes to make your own bug spray and keep them all away from you.

The first DIY is based on 150 drops of essential oils: Citronella, eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oils are perfect for your spray. Jojoba oil to add a moisturizing effect to the spray so literally anyone can use it, even if your skin is dry. It’s fine with this spray.

The next idea involves 2 ounces of witch hazel, 2 ounces of distilled water, essential oils: 20-25 drops for children 3 years and older, 40-50 drops for adults and children 10 years and older. Oils and water do not mix. So shake the bug spray before using it. Do not spray on your face or touch your eyes and mouth when you have bug spray on your fingers.

The third idea not only helps keep insects out, but it also helps kill bacteria and nourish your skin. It contains apple cider vinegar, essential oils, and witch hazel.

This recipe contains tea tree essential oil, geranium essential oil, and vegetable glycerin. Tea tree and geranium oils have antimicrobial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

The citronella bug spray consists of apple cider vinegar, witch hazel or vodka, citronella essential oil, cedarwood atlas or cedarwood Virginia, geranium oil. Since essential oils don’t mix well with water, add them to the apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, or vodka first. If necessary, add a splash of Castilian soap and let sit for a few minutes before stirring the mixture. This will disperse the essential oils in the liquid.

This insect repellent spray contains various essential oils. Lavender and tea tree oils are the only essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. All others should always be diluted. This mixture can also be sprayed on your dog’s collar to keep pests away from him / her. Please do not use on cats, as many essential oils are toxic to cats.

The next spray can be used for different types of insects, the base is the same, but the essential oils can be distinguished. Mosquitoes: peppermint, lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, geranium, clove, sage, cinnamon, rosemary. Flies / mosquitoes: peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium, cedarwood, patchouli, melaleuca, rosemary. Ticks: peppermint, geranium, thyme, melaleuca, cedarwood.

This natural bug spray is very refreshing: Citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, mint and eucalyptus oils make it super fresh and effective against almost all types of insects.

Go to a camp? Take this spray with you! It contains lemongrass, cedarwood, peppermint and lavender oils, the first two are perfect against insects, the rest is added for a cool scent.

This tutorial does not contain essential oils, it contains dried herbs. Peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass, catnip, lavender, you should use at least one herb from the mint family. Herbs not only work well, they also smell amazingly good.

Floral prints are timeless, they go perfectly with many decorating styles and will never go out of style. It's a great idea for spring and summer decor. I just can't imagine these warm seasons without them. In addition, floral prints are great for feminine spaces. So if you are planning a girly interior, you need it. Today I want to inspire you with some unusual ideas for floral prints: floral cushions that are not used often and that will make your space unique.

Chairs and armchairs

Floral print chairs and armchairs are very easy to customize, and of course you can easily re-upholster some old furniture that you have. Such a vintage chair with floral print and footrest is a nice corner to have tea or coffee and read books. Brighten up your dining room with a simple table and a bunch of beautiful modern stools or chairs with a floral print made of watercolor!

Sofas and love seats

Sofas and love seats with floral prints are super cute! Here you will find delicate sofas with floral print and purple and pink floral prints. These are the most popular items. If you like to follow trends, opt for moody pieces - a black or a dark blue sofa with bold floral prints.


Beds don't often get upholstered, but if you're looking to find a piece like this, be sure to choose flower pads! Such a bed is of course suitable for girly rooms, and we recommend keeping it girly - with pink floral prints or cute watercolor prints or cheerful summer motifs. Enjoy the flowers!

About Warwick

Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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