Easy Homemade Mosquito, Bug and Tick Repellent for You and Your Dog
Serves: 4 ounces
  • 2 ounces of distilled water
  • 1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka
  • 10-20 drops total of essential oils, I usually blend 3-4 different oils together.
  • Be sure to include lemon eucalyptus oil, it has been shown to have the same effect as DEET.
  • Spray bottle. I love this 4 ounce glass bottle.
  • Optional - one small squirt of castile soap to help distribute the oil better (about ¼ teaspoon)
  • OR simply just use RepelAroma from YL
  1. Fill spray bottle with water.
  2. Add witch hazel or vodka to fill almost to the top, leave a gap to be able to shake thoroughly.
  3. Add 10-20 drops of essential oils to the bottle. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be
  4. Place sprayer top on bottle and gently shake.
  5. Spray on skin and clothes for you and head to tail for your dog, avoid eyes and mucous membranes.
  6. Note: This can double for a body spray and a room spray.
  7. You can also make a lotion. Use the essential oils and add to a lotion. This is my FAVORITE one
  8. OR simply just use RepelAroma from YL
  9. Apply 2–4 drops to your hands and pet onto your animal’s coat.*
  10. Add to a 1 oz. spray bottle and spritz generously on your animal’s coat or skin.*
  11. *Carefully apply according to the size and species of animal.
  12. General rule: Dilute more for smaller species.
Recipe by Melissa Malinowski, ND at http://www.integrativenutritionaltherapies.com/easy-homemade-mosquito-bug-tick-repellent-dog/