Natural Outdoor Bug Relief

Natural Outdoor Bug Relief

As the weather is changing and you are spending more time outdoors, you’ll be noticing those pesky critters biting your exposed skin. Especially after a nice rain, mosquitos are everywhere and it’s hard to find a good repellent that keeps them away!

If you are tired of putting chemicals all over day after day, you are in luck! There are some natural remedies out there that actually work!

If you are an essential oil pro, or novice, there are some great ways to use them to avoid bug bites. The first way to keep the mosquitos at bay is to create your own bug spray. Grab or buy any glass spray bottle, add witch hazel, water, and a tbsp of vodka as your base. Then you can add a combination of oils that not only smells great but that bugs hate! A good combination is Rosemary, Peppermint, Citronella, Lemongrass, and Cedarwood. 

If you currently use or have thought of using an essential oil diffuser at home, they are fantastic to take outside! You can diffuse the same oils you use in a spray and let it run while you relax.

If making your own oils isn’t your thing, there are some commercially available repellents that are made with essential oils and have fewer chemicals in them. California Baby and the Honest Company are two that we would recommend. If you are local to our office, you’ll be able to purchase a spray to make your outdoor activities more enjoyable this summer.

If you are working on making your life toxin-free, starting with bug repellent is a great way to go. If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, or you are looking to increase your collection, check out Young Living. They are our go-to oils for the office.