DIY · Gear

Make It At Home: Bugs Away Spray For Little And Big People

Make It At Home.

It’s the fun way to while away the winter, and be prepped and ready to go come spring time. The Winter Solstice will be here in just over a week! The DIY recipes I’ll be sharing this winter are ones I developed for our farm’s website. I am an herbalist on the side with our farm/homestead and did you know I wrote a book on this?

Not every essential oil is considered safe for young children, and especially for infants and toddlers (peppermint is one to be wary of). This recipe can be made in two strengths, depending on age. As always, it is up to the parent to determine if a recipe is safe for youngest children. When using essential oils on children, buy trusted brands. (An article I wrote about buying EO’s) (Also, a shout out to a great company on Whidbey Island, their farm is just a few miles from us. Whidbey Herbal makes essential oils from their farm.)

I hope you enjoy the recipes below, and there will be a number more of them coming in the next month. Because otherwise… are all cooped up on the dark rainy days…

Bugs Away Spray (For ages 2 years and up)



Add ingredients to bottle, cap and shake gently to combine.

Spray on as needed, avoiding eyes, mouth, nose, and inner ears.

Bugs Away Spray (For Under 2 years of age)



Add ingredients to bottle, cap and shake gently to combine.

For safest use with smaller children/infants, spray clothing and put on, instead of using directly on skin. Do not use on infants under 3 months of age, and if applying on skin, make sure they cannot suck on the skin (such as fingers).


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. They are not medical advice. This product contains essential oils. If any of the products cause skin irritation, discontinue use immediately, and rinse off with cool water/soap.

Do not ingest! If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.