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The nasty bugs will soon be out in full force. There is nothing worse than those creepy little ticks that crawl onto you and then dig in deep for dinner. What about those buzzing little mosquitos that sink their pointy little needle beaks into your skin for a tasty dining experience! I really hate them and all of the other nasty little bugs that land on me and bite.
A DIY natural alternative to repel those nasty bugs
A great alternative to chemical bug sprays.
I have found a great alternative to the bug sprays that are full of chemicals. I don’t know what is worse, the bugs or the spray.
Here is an idea you can try, a do it yourself bug spray, “Away.” It is inexpensive to make and has worked very well for me. Here is what you will need:
Easy to make bug spray
I like to use a small glass spray bottle. Add the amount of water you would use in 3 days. (It is not as potent if it sits for many days in the water.) If you don’t want to use a spray bottle you can always mix it with a small amount of water or neutralizer and apply like a lotion. Away can also be mixed with coconut oil and applied to the skin.
How to mix
Add 1-4 drops of “Away” essential oils into your distilled water or Miracle ll Neutralizer in the spray bottle. Shake it up, it is easy to use. How simple is that?
If you would like another alternative this is a great option:
I would just put coconut oil in the palm of my hand, about the size of a nickel. Add a drop or 2 of “Away” oil to the coconut oil and mix a little. I would then put it on my skin.
What is in away?
Away has a nicely blended mix of essential oils used to repel bugs.
This mix includes catnip, cedarwood, cinnamon berry, citronella, clove, eucalyptus, peppermint. I always use a carrier oil such as coconut oil or dilute this “Away” oil in water. Especially on babies and young children. Be sure and avoid contact with eyes.
BeGone essential oil is another option to repel ticks musquitos and other bugs as well. BeGone comes in a nice spray bottle ready to use.
What is in BeGone?
This mix includes Cedar Wood, Lavender, Lemon Grass and Rose Geranium. As with anything you spray on young children and babies, caution should be used and avoid contact with eyes.
How to use them
Use as needed. Spray on you just like you would any bug spray, but be careful, don’t get it into your eyes. I use this on my horses, pets and anyone else that is being “bugged” by bugs.
Insect bites can be dangerous as well as annoying. Be sure and spray the bottom of your pant legs, sleeves and anything else you might be wearing. You don’t want to bring home any of these bugs.
Let me know how it works!