Thursday, September 10, 2020

Making Insect or Bug Spray with Essential Oils in Philippines

Aromatherapist Cebu - It is blending time. We are making a DIY insect spray or bug spray at home. This is one of the many recipes we have and hope you can make this on your own. Note, no harmful or toxic substances used in this spray. They are only made from pure essential oils, water and polysorbate 80. We also encourage recycling. Please use any PET bottles that are still usable.

We created a video demo for this. Feel free to watch it for some visuals and if you want to follow it.



5 drops of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
5 drops of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
4 drops of Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
4 drops of Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
6 drops of Orange (Citrus × sinensis)
3 ml Dispersant or Surfactant- Polysorbate 80 (can be eliminated)
100 ml distilled water

Container: 120 ml PET bottle. Recycle old ones that can still be useful.

*Shelf life for this blend is 2-3 months only.

Refer to the Auto DILUTION CALCULATOR here

The beauty of this DIY is that it works as a Room Spray too. This is like a double purpose because it does smell good especially for the bathroom. Don't take our word for it, try it.

Why these essential oils?

Citronella - it has properties known to repel mosquitoes and other insects.
Tea Tree - if flies are an issue at home, this one is a good natural insecticide. Plus for mosquito bites, it can help with healing.
Cinnamon Bark - well, it doesn't kill spiders, it will make them stay way because of its scent. Of course, it works well against bugs and other fleas too.
Peppermint - ants don't like it as well as bugs and mosquitoes.
Orange - We hate cockroaches and this oil is perfect to shoo them away plus it gives a vibrant aroma in our room too.


Our Certified Essential Oil Specialist supports the suggestions above are safe given the quantities of the essential oils. Please DO NOT EXCEED dosage as to what's been recommended above. As unique as we all are, some essential oils or blends might work for you, some may not work for others. Each will have a different experience. So please take note and experiment "safely" on what works for you.

Should you be seeking medical cure or treatment, please contact a doctor immediately and refer to their prescribed medications.

The use of essential oils whether aromatically, topically or internally is NEVER a cure to illnesses or diseases. It should not be intended for use in the mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.  It is just supplementary or complementary to orthodox medicines. And is dependent to the client's wishes to use the Holistic approach in healing.

Any products or brands mentioned above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

If unsure or in doubt about what essential oils to use, always consult or refer to a Certified Essential Oil Specialist here.

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