Home DIY Easy room refresher and bug deterrent with essential oils

Easy room refresher and bug deterrent with essential oils

by Alycia Louise
natural bug spray

Natural Bug Spray

Are you in need of a natural bug spray? I was.

I hate it when bugs get into the house. My house that was built in the 70’s and after a few remodel projects it’s clear that they cut corners when building this place.  Even with the remodeling and tightening things up, somehow bugs are still invading our house.

I hate spraying chemicals to deter pests and needed to find a natural method to rid my house of bugs. So I came up with a natural bug spray using essential oils. It also doubles as a room spray because it makes the room smell so good.

When I talk about invading bugs I’m talking about bugs like this guy… a stink bug. These stink bugs are the WORST. They get into everything, are loud, in-your-face and when threatened (or squished) the emit a smell. Whats worse is what causes that smell can actually give you a painful chemical burn on your skin! Yup, they are enemy #1 in our home.

Natural bug spray

This natural bug spray seems to work at keeping these little buggers at bay. I mix everything in a spray bottle and give my curtains, carpet, and floors near a door a mist every few days. I saw a noticeable decline in their numbers when I started using this.

This combo of oils works well on most bugs. Spiders and mosquitos hate the Peppermint and Lavender and Wasps and Flies hate the Lemongrass.

The Recipe

  1. Grab an 8 oz spray bottle (dark colored glass is preferred)
  2. Add 1 TB white vinegar to bottle
  3. Add 3 drops each of Rosemary, Lemongrass, & Lavender and Peppermint.
  4. Fill the rest of the bottle with water
  5. Shake and mist areas where bugs are likely to enter.

Bonus! If you add 3 drops of Cedarwood essential oil into the blend it will also repel Fleas.

For more information on essential oils check out my Essential oil page.

A two photo graphic. top photo of a blue spray bottle and three essential oil bottles on a cutting board. the second photo is of a stink bug. The text between them says - Essential oil room spray - to freshen the air and deter bugs
A two photo graphic for pinterest. Both photos contain a small brown glass spray bottle with fresh sprigs of peppermint and rosemary, and dried sprigs of lavender. The text between the photos reads; Essential oil room spray to freshen the air and deter bugs
A two photo graphic for pinterest. Both photos contain a small brown glass spray bottle with fresh sprigs of peppermint and rosemary, and dried sprigs of lavender. The text between the photos reads; Essential oil room spray to freshen the air and deter bugs

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1 comment

Nancy Bryant March 4, 2018 - 8:18 pm

This is such a good way to remove bugs! I love that it’s environment friendly, not harmful to children and pets and leaves the room smelling good and clean. I hope this works with insects too. Thanks for sharing this oil recipe!

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