DIY Rice Vinegar Insect Repellent

Tired of pesky insects invading your kitchen? This simple homemade insect repellent will make them disappear in no time! With just a few common ingredients, you can create a natural solution that keeps flies, mosquitoes, and other insects at bay. Say goodbye to chemical-laden repellents and hello to a more eco-friendly approach.


  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup shampoo


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/2 cup of olive oil.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of shampoo to the mixture.
  3. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle for easy application.


  • Shake the spray bottle well before each use.
  • Spray the repellent in areas where insects are present, such as the kitchen or outdoor seating areas.
  • Reapply the repellent as needed, especially after cleaning or if it rains.

Safety Note:
While this repellent is made from natural ingredients, it’s always a good idea to test a small area first to check for any adverse reactions. Keep the spray bottle out of reach of children and pets, and avoid spraying directly onto food or food preparation surfaces.

With this homemade insect repellent, you can enjoy a bug-free kitchen and outdoor space without worrying about harmful chemicals. Give it a try and watch as those pesky insects disappear!