Hi friends! I recently made a new “recipe” for natural bug spray. With all of the chemicals in traditional bug spray, I didn’t want to put it on anyone in my family. I feel completely safe using Young Living essential oils on my family, so I used them to make my own bug spray. Here’s the recipe I used:


  • 2 oz. glass spray bottle
  • 1 oz. witch hazel
  • 5 drops of Thieves essential oil
  • 5 drops of Purification essential oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water

Please remember that when you’re using essential oils, it’s extremely important to dilute them when using them on young children.  Here’s a helpful dilution chart (I don’t have a photo source because a friend of mine gave it to me).


Essential oils sometimes have a bad reputation because people use them incorrectly. When used incorrectly, they can be harmful. So, please do your research, and as always, check with your doctor before using them. Also, remember that what works for my family, may not work for yours (and that’s okay, we’re all doing what’s best for our loved ones) Smile 

If you’re ready to begin your oil journey and would like some help with getting started, feel free to send me an email @ pushupsnpigtails@gmail.com

Have a great day!