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3 DIY Holistic Bug Sprays for Dogs

Copy: Sarah Dickerson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson | Chic Sprinkles

Bugs can be super annoying, not just for us, but for our dogs too. A large portion of our year is spent avoiding mosquitos, fleas, spiders and more. Luckily we have created 3 DIY holistic bug sprays for dogs and humans that you can make at home. Even better? They require zero chemicals, they smell wonderful, AND they take minimal effort to whip up.

These sprays will be your new best friend when you’re hit the outdoors this season. Here’s to relaxing on your front porch with your pooch, without swatting any bugs. YAY.

 

Lavender Spray

  • 3 Ounce Spray Bottle of Filtered Water
  • 16 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Shake well and mist as needed.

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Vanilla + Peppermint

  • 3 Ounce Spray Bottle of Filtered Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract (Without Alcohol like this brand)
  • 8 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Shake well and mist as needed.

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Peppermint

  • 3 Ounce Spray Bottle of Filtered Water
  • 16 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Shake well and mist as needed.

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Disclaimer

These recipes are for external use only, and remember to avoid spraying around eyes and face. Always consult your vet before trying a new topical spray.

 

AUTHOR: Sarah is a designer, photographer, health & animal advocate, wife, and devoted mom (humble servant) to her loving Shih Tzu, Coco Bean. To see more of her work, visit her website and blog, Chic Sprinkles.

Copy: Sarah Dickerson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson | Chic Sprinkles

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12 responses to “3 DIY Holistic Bug Sprays for Dogs”

  1. […] 3 DIY Holistic Bug Sprays for Dogs […]

  2. Kim says:

    Great recipes, but, what do each of them repel?

    What’s best for fleas?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Kim!

      Each of these are great for fleas, flies, spiders and ticks. My personal favorite is peppermint because I love the smell, but they all have worked equally well for both me and Coco Bean 🙂

      I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Sabrina says:

    Easy recipes! I, too, would love to know the difference between the recipes and what they repel. Can these be used on humans as well or just our fur babies?

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks, Sabrina!

      As I was telling Kim above, all of the recipes work wonders for fleas, ticks, spiders and flies. 🙂 And yes, you can use them on humans too! I always love to carry a mini bottle in my purse during the summer. I wore the lavender one at a friends outdoor evening wedding and didn’t a single bite.

      I hope you love them as much as I do! xoxo

  4. Sarah says:

    * and mosquitos too!!

  5. Robin says:

    Can’t wait to try these out! Our low riders get ticks quite often on our hikes. Seems like they would make great room fresheners too!

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  8. Cherie says:

    These sprays repel the fleas not kill the correct? Also could you combine ingredients like lavender and peppermint together?

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