Homemade Camp Spray Recipe


So you’re heading into the great outdoors and need a non toxic recipe that you can spray on your little ones to keep them protected?  I used this Homemade Camp Spray Recipe one summer and loved it! I sprayed it on my kids knowing that it wasn’t full of junk and yet it still worked.  In fact it worked super awesome partly because of the Purification Essential Oil in there.


Camp Spray

What is Purification Oil good for?

From the Young Living website:

Purification® Essential Oil Blend helps freshen the air and eliminate odors with its unique combination of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Myrtle essential oils, and includes naturally occurring compounds cineol, neral, and geranial. Add Purification oil to Animal Scents™ products to moisturize skin and improve the appearance for healthy looking skin or apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.

Healthy Skin

Using Young Living Essential Oils you can make an inexpensive spray that’s all natural and really works and has no nasty toxins. It’s been deep woods tested and here’s what Amee had to say:

“My family and I spent a week in the woods of Tennessee. We hiked through all kind of brush and spent a lot of time outdoors.  I read about this recipe on a blog and eagerly decided to give it a try. It’s amazing! We sprayed ourselves at the beginning of the day and then reapplied around lunch time.”

Homemade Camp Spray Recipe

Homemade Camp Spray


  • 4 oz. Witch Hazel,
  • 4 oz. Distilled Water
  • Some Young Living Essential Oils. Buy those here: http://mummydeals.org/essential-oils/
  • 10 drops Thieves,
  • 10 drops Purification,
  • 10 drops Peppermint.


  1. Mix all together in a glass sprayer.

Homemade Bug Spray Recipe 2


I bought the Premier Starter Kit which includes 11 oils, 1 sweet diffuser and some samples plus a product guide. After that your oils are 24% off retail and are not expensive! Each bottle has around 60 drops of oils in and you’re only using 1-2 drops per time so this lasts a while!

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  1. Melanie says:

    Would you mind sharing a link to the bottles you use for this? I know there are a ton on Amazon, but I want to be sure to buy the right one! Thanks!

  2. Once u spray it on, how long does it last before u have to reapply?

  3. Hi I am interested in just the three oils in this post. Can you quote me a price? I am not interested in becoming a member. Ty

  4. Made some for the family today for our camping trip this weekend .

  5. Melissa says:

    Hello..is there an alternative oil to use besides peppermint I had read it is not safe for children or recommend for nursing mothers. Thank you

  6. Is the dilution in this spray safe for kiddos? Mine are 6-8, so not super young. I would imagine it is, but I just wanted to make sure!

  7. Hi. I got your email. I need the three oils and a spray (glass) bottleneck soon. Please send a quote so I can order ASAP. THANK YOU.

  8. Melissa says:

    Thank you for your reply..is your recipie for an 8oz bottle?
    Thank you

  9. Love this! I was just sitting outside itching and smacking bugs off because the citronella candles were not working! I’m going to try this tomorrow night.
    Just wondering, have you tried it in a diffuser? I might set my YL diffuser up on the patio table and see if it’s as effective. I’m going camping next weekend and will definitely be using this instead of bug spray on the kids!

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