DIY Natural Bug Repellent Lotion Bars

The weather’s getting warmer and it’s time for camping season! In preparation for spending nights outside in nature, make some of these natural bug repellant lotion bars and forgo store bought bug repellants that contain deet and other unwanted chemicals. Plus, the lotion will hydrate your skin!

Photo Courtesy of:  Moyan Brenn

Photo Courtesy of: Moyan Brenn

Natural Bug Repellent Lotion Bars


1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup grated cocoa butter

1/4 cup grated beeswax

1/4 tsp lavender oil

1/4 citrus oil

In a small pot over low heat, melt beeswax, coconut oil and cocoa butter. Stir until melted then remove from heat.

Add essential oils and stir.

Pour into silicon molds. Fun shaped ice cubs trays from Ikea are good to use.

Store in the fridge until hardened. Once hardened, you can store up to six months in an airtight container.

Take a few in a small airtight container on a camping trip to keep the bugs away from you!

Happy Camping!

Photo Courtesy of: Steve Cadman

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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