Ok, that could be an exaggeration...I should say I hate Bug Bites. Bugs are fine -
Dragonflies are magical. Butterflies are beautiful. Bees are crucial to our survival. It’s those painful bites from Mosquitoes, Horseflies, and Ticks that
I. Really. Hate.
I’m afraid to use chemical filled bug sprays that are mass produced and filled with ingredients that I can’t pronounce and don’t know what affect it will have on my organs...or better yet my daughter’s growing body.
So several years ago I created a body spray (that bugs hate) with all natural plant oils that I feel comfortable using on my family. And although it might need to be reapplied every couple hours - IT WORKS!
It’s amazing how some plants have properties as strong as deet but without the harmful, questionable chemicals.
Now I can’t call this a bug repellent because the government has strong regulations about calling products that - even if they are natural. So I call it Citronella & Lemongrass Spray because it smells great and if bugs happen to dislike the smell and stay away...GREAT! Our Citronella & Lemongrass Spray contains 7 different plant oils mixed in a base spray. And we just added a larger size bottle because people keep asking for more! Give it a try this year and let us know what you think.
Make your own bug spray? We'd love to hear what you use in the comments below.
Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.