Don’t let the fear of being eaten alive keep you from enjoying the great outdoors this season. Instead, try mixing your own concoction of pleasantly smelling essential oils to ward off the bugs with an all-natural solution – that works! The following recipes are perfect for those who are looking for a natural alternative to the chemical and DEET sprays, yet still deliver the protection you need.

Homemade Bug Sprays – Learn how to make sprays with essential oils and herbs with Wellness Mama.

15+ Tips and Recipes for Repelling Mosquitos – Planting herbs, bats boxes, and vitamins are just a few of the anti-mosquito tips from Accidently Green.

Homemade Tick Repellent – Keep those ticks off yourself and your pets this summer with OhSimply.

Five Mosquito and Tick Repellant Recipes – Lemon, lavender, and vanilla are a few scents that are used to make spray repellents provided by Survival at Home.

Lavender Insect Repellant –Learn how to make two different repellants with vinegar and essential oils from wikiHow.

Don’t have the time to make a spray? Try sticking a dryer sheet in your pockets and shoes to keep the bugs at bay.