Lemon Balm Bug Spray

As promised, here is my recipe for Lemon Balm Bug Spray.  Lemon Balm is such a great herb and is really effective in this formula. Here ya go!

Lemon Balm Bug Spray


1 cup of dried lemon balm leaves

A sprig or two of dried catnip and/or mint

Witch Hazel Extract

Essential Oil (optional)


1.  Fill a glass jar with the herbs and pour witch hazel extract on them to the top of the jar.

2.  Let this combo sit in a cool, dark place for about 1 week.  

3.  Strain the herbs out of the witch hazel solution and add any essential oils of your choosing to the depth that you like.  I really like using lemon balm essential oil in the solution as it amps up the lemony scent.

3.  Store in a cool, dark place for up to one month.

4.  If taking this spray camping and/or outdoors, just store it in a cooler.