DIY Organic Bug Repellent

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These recipes for DIY Organic Bug Repellent are a great chemical-free way to keep unwanted bugs off your prized produce. It’s so easy and it can be made at home!

Be sure to check out the other recipe at the bottom of the page for a DIY organic bug repellent that will keep the bugs off of you too.


Organic Bug Repellent (For produce)


  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp powdered cayenne pepper
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 tbsp liquid castile soap (i.e., Dr. Bronner’s)



Put garlic and onion in the blender, blend until liquefied. Then add 1 quart of water and 1 tsp of cayenne pepper. Cover the mixture, and let it steep for one hour.


Then, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth and add 1 tbsp castile soap. Put it all into a spray bottle, and spray the mixture on your plants to ward off bugs.


Keep the pepper spray refrigerated, and it will keep for about a week!


DIY Organic Bug Repellent (For your body)


DIY Organic Bug Repellent



It has been found that insect repellents derived from natural essential oils, such as lemon eucalyptus oil, evaporate quickly. These will provide an hour or two of moderate protection, enough protection for a little afternoon play in the backyard.


Homemade bug repellent solutions can be made from natural essential oils found in clove, geranium (geraniol), citronella, celery, lemon, lime, pennyroyal, soybean, thyme, Mexican tea (Chenopodium ambrosioides), Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum). These substances are considered “low risk” pesticides and are not regulated by the EPA.

Lemon eucalyptus oil, however, is one of the only EPA regulated natural-based repellents and is sold under the name Citriodiol (no relation to citronella). Laboratory tests show Citridiol is an effective insect repellent for up to 6 hours.


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