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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.

A laundry basket or laundry basket is a piece that is necessary for every home. We all have dirty laundry from time to time. Some of us build such pieces into a dresser, but not everyone has a spare part on hand or space for an entire dresser. If you don't have it, you can go for a separate basket, but who said a piece like this should be ugly? We have prepared some ideas to build a new and modern basket that doesn't spoil the interior, or even to renovate an old one so that no one would believe that it used to be an old wreck. Here are some ideas to help you craft a piece that won't cause eye pain.


An old plastic basket can easily be turned into a fantastic glamor piece suitable for a girlish space. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make it glamorous pink with some letters - stencil whatever you'd like to make the basket perfect. Get inspired to create a glamorous look or boldly choose other colors to match your space - everything is welcome here! The modern and cool look is guaranteed especially with graphics.


Who wants a boring old laundry basket when you can have a fancy one with chevrons? This simple laundry basket was stenciled to achieve that chevron style and see how much cooler it got! The tutorial is very simple and doesn't take much time. Let yourself be inspired!

Give your usual baskets a very bold and modern look with this tutorial! These are ordinary baskets that have been painted and stenciled in pastel colors to give them a cool and bold modern look. What I like are the funny quotes on each of them. They make the baskets a lot cooler. How the look? Do it!

These simple baskets are kept more laconic with the usual color, but still look a lot bolder and modern that way. How do you achieve this look? Light! Apply some duct tape and paint the top or bottom of the basket to give it a fresher look. The color can be different, it's entirely up to you, but I would recommend something bold and contrasting. Enjoy!


If you don't have a lot of space, make a hanging basket to save space. This tutorial will give you some instructions on how to make it: You will need an embroidery hoop and fabric for the sack. Read how to do anything and make a convenient and mobile basket.

This basket is basically not made of fabric, but it uses rope so I decided to include the piece here, plus it looks cool. The whole basket consists of a usual box and rope that was later painted with an ombre effect. Here the writers wanted a girly look, so they used pink, but you can go for any other color you like.

This project involves enough sewing, but in the end you will make a cool printed fabric laundry basket. The piece has handles so that in addition to laying it on the floor, you can hang it wherever you want. Find the fabric you like and sew a perfect basket!

This basket is not just made of fabric, it contains a piece of wire first and then some fabric that you will be sewing. Find an old wire basket and spruce it up with a brightly colored and strong piece of cloth. Read how to make the fabric and renovate your old basket. Note: your pets may also like this piece. So be ready to see her sleep.

About Warwick

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

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