Effective Kid-Safe Bug Repellent: DIY Insect Spray Recipe
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Summer fun can quickly be ruined by bugs, and no one wants that. Especially with little ones eager to be outside more than inside, finding a safe and effective bug repellent is essential. The good news? You don't need to rely on store-bought sprays that might not be safe for children. Below, you'll find a fantastic bug repellent recipe that's kid-safe and easy to make at home.
Why Choose DIY Bug Repellent?
Many commercial insect repellents, including popular brands like OFF, are not recommended for young children due to their harsh chemicals. However, it's still crucial to protect your family from the annoying and potentially harmful bites of mosquitoes, flies, and gnats.
I discovered a great bug spray that was effective, even against those pesky no-see-um bugs, and safe for all ages. Unfortunately, it went out of stock right in the middle of summer, and I was almost out after using the same bottle for a year! That’s when I turned to DIY recipes for a solution that I could trust.
The Perfect DIY Kid-Safe Bug Repellent
This DIY bug spray has become a staple in our home. We use it every time my little girl goes outside. Just a quick spray on her arms and legs before stepping out, and she’s good to go. The results? Whenever she goes outside without it, she comes back with at least one bite. But with the spray, no more mosquito, fly, or gnat bites! It's a win for all of us, including our pets.
I've even started using this spray on our two dogs' ears to keep the flies away. My poor Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix has ears that flies love to burrow into, but this spray has worked wonders for them too!
DIY Insect Spray Recipe
To make your own kid-safe bug repellent, you'll need a 4 oz glass spray bottle and the following ingredients:
Keep Off Me Bug Spray Ingredients

  1. Combine the essential oils in the glass spray bottle.
  2. Add the Witch Hazel and water.
  3. Shake well before each use.
Now, you and your family can enjoy bug-free fun days ahead without worrying about toxic chemicals. This DIY insect spray is not only safe and non-toxic, but it’s also affordable and effective. 
Creating your own bug repellent doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. With just a few simple ingredients, you can protect your family and pets from annoying bug bites. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what’s in your bug spray and rest easy knowing it’s safe for everyone.
For those who prefer not to DIY, you can purchase a similar kid-safe bug spray here.
Embrace the joys of summer with your loved ones, free from the hassle of bugs, and enjoy every moment outdoors!
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