Learn how to make a natural gnat repellent recipe to use when you’re outdoors.
Gnat Repellent Recipe
Gnats driving you crazy? We can’t leave our house without getting attacked by them in the summertime!
I made homemade gnat repellent and it’s working so well. I love that it’s made with natural ingredients, so I don’t need to worry when using it with my kids.
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Gnat Repellent Essential Oils Recipe
In a 15ml roller ball bottle I added:
- 15 drops juniper berry oil
- 10 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops peppermint oil
Mix and fill roller ball bottle to top with almond oil.
Use this recipe to keep gnats from bothering you this summer! Always be sure to use a carrier oil before applying essential oils to skin!
Gnat Repellent DIY Recipe
Use this recipe to keep gnats from bothering you this summer!
Always be sure to use a carrier oil before applying essential oils to skin!
How to Apply Natural Gnat Repellent
I dabbed some behind both of my ears, a little on my forehead, and some on my neck.
Then it was testing time!
I walked out in the middle of my yard where they are the worst. They still swarmed my head, but they stopped diving at my face, in my eyes, in my mouth, and in my nose. I call that a success!
On the patio, a few come near and then decide not to pursue an attack.
I put some on my daughter as well, and it was interesting to see what happened. The gnats were all around her head, but you could actually see them get close and then back away.
I’m calling this a win!!
Did It Last?
Reapplication may be needed after a few hours. I noticed that it seemed to be less effective after 2+ hours.
Gnat Repellent Essential Oils
There are other essential oils that you can use for gnat repellent as well, including:
- lemon eucalyptus
As with any essential oils, be sure to use a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil before applying to skin!
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I get my essential oils from Simply Earth.
Did This Gnat Repellent Work?
Did you try this gnat repellent recipe? Did it work for you? Do you use something different? Leave a comment below!
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