Bed Bug Essential Oil Spray Recipe

In this post, I’m going to give an overview of the best essential oil recipes for making a bed bug spray. I’ll also include a video tutorial on how to make your own DIY bed bug spray. So if you’ve been wondering how to best make homemade bed bug spray, then read this article. But first, let’s give a little intro in case you’re new here. I am a big fan of essential oils and I have always hated how chemically Bed Bug sprays smell. So I created my own with lavender and peppermint essential oils. It smells great, is non-toxic, and is far more effective than the store bought stuff. Do you have bed bugs? It is no fun. Apart from the itchy, red welts they leave on your skin, the most annoying symptom is how difficult they are to eradicate. After learning about the essential oils that helped remove bed bugs, this spray recipe was inspired. It combines a few of the essential oils I discovered keep bed bugs at bay with a couple of other essential oils that repel fleas & lice and cleanse the air. The result is simple, but versatile enough to be used in more than one way. You can make your own effective bed bug spray that is safe and non-toxic in your very own home! All you need is some essential oils and a spray bottle, both of which are cheap and easily attainable. This bed bug essential oil spray recipe makes enough of the spray to fill two 32 oz bottles

Bed Bug Essential Oil Spray Recipe


  • Add the essential oil of your choice to a spray bottle.
  • Fill the remainder of the spray bottle with water.
  • Shake well before use!


  • Add the essential oils to a spray bottle.
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water, replace the spray nozzle, and shake well before each use.
  • Spray directly onto areas where bed bugs have been sighted or suspected (usually along mattress seams).
  • Repeat once a week until infestation is under control—or at least every three days if you’re dealing with an extensive infestation that is causing severe distress (think: itching from bug bites).


If you’d like an additional deterrent, you can use peppermint essential oil. Just a few drops of peppermint on a cotton ball and place it near the bed frame will help keep the bugs away.

This spray has been effective in our home and we’ve used it several times since discovering bed bugs. It’s also been useful in helping us sleep through the night while we’re waiting for our landlord to treat our apartment as well as when we go away on vacation and want to make sure no nasty critters come along with us!

What do you think?

The recipe is easy to make and should be effective at controlling bed bugs.

If you have any questions or feedback, please leave them in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

Bed bug essential oil spray is an effective way to naturally control them.

Bed bug essential oil spray is an effective way to naturally control them.

This natural bed bug spray recipe is chemical-free, easy to make and very targeted in its application. It is non-toxic and safe for pets and children. It also does not stain furniture or fabrics so it’s a great DIY solution for your home when you have a bed bug infestation.

You can easily make this spray from common household ingredients you probably already have lying around the house! In addition, this recipe is eco-friendly, sustainable and cheap!


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