One of the biggest “tick”-off’s when outside, whether it is May’s black fly season, or September’s mosquito infestation, are bugs. And the stuff that you can buy at the store can smell and taste awful, let alone the chemical components that are in the products! Fear not, for I have a natural solution for you to try out. Not only does it not contain any harmful chemicals, it is super easy to make!

Makes: Enough for 1 spray bottle (approximately 5 cups)


  • 3 tbsp Garlic Oil
  • ½ tsp Dishsoap
  • 1 L water
  • 1 spray bottle (Available at Dollar Store)



#1 Simply mix all ingredients into a large bowl with a whisk.

#2 Once everything is mixed well, pour the mixture into spray bottle using a funnel.

#3 Once the sprayer is tightly secured, bring outside, apply to skin, and enjoy your bug-free bubble!


Have any additions you would make? Have you tried this recipe yourself? Let us know how it worked in the comments!