Thursday, September 23, 2010

New natural idea for taking the sting out of bug bites

My entire family is very sensitive to bug bites.  My son and I can swell up and be miserable in a few minutes if we run into the right bugs.  One idea from a reader suggested using the juice of an onion to drip on a bug bite.  This seems to take the itch out of the bite immediately.  

I have heard that garlic works much the same way.  Put these natural homemade ideas for taking the sting out of bug bites in your arsenal to try ways that may help you!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Natural Bug Repellent

Bug Repellent

In a small spray bottle, add the following:
  • 4 ounces of purified water
  • 30 drops of citronella
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 10 drops of patchouli
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    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Simple Ideas When You Can't Find Bug Repellent

    I wanted to let everyone know why I have chosen to write about homemade bug spray.  I have very sensitive skin.  So bugs naturally gravitate to me.  When my husband and I are out by the pool, it is always me that get 10 bites before my husband gets one.
    I also don't like the harmful chemicals.  Everyone reacts differently to the harsh chemicals, and because my skin is so sensitive, I often break out.  So, I am on a quest to find all the homemade bug sprays I can, so I won't spend a fortune in bug sprays.
    Two ideas that make sense to me:  1.  If you find yourself without bug spray, use dryer sheets and rub the dryer sheet over all exposed skin.  I have found that and it works.
      2. Use Listerine or any antiseptic mouthwash.  One part Listerine to three parts water.  Put in a spray bottle and spray.  The bugs are repelled by the smell.

    Saturday, September 18, 2010

    Tea Tree Oil is great for a Homemade Bug Spray

    If you want a quick way to make a homemade bug spray without much fuss, try tea tree oil.  Tea Tree oil will take the bite out of the a bee sting or a mosquito bite.  Also, rub a little on your neck, face, legs and arms to ward off bugs.  Just try these tips to keep free of bug bites wherever you are.

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    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Homemade Mosquito Repellent

    To control mosquitoes in your yard, add 8 oz. of baby shampoo and 112 oz. can of beer to a 20 oz. hose-end sprayer. Spray the lawn,
    shrubs, areas near the house where people gather or children play.
    This will last several days if it doesn't rain.

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    Great Homemade gnat, fly and Mosquito Bug Spray

    Just ran across an easy recipe that is great for gnats, flies and mosquitos.  This one is gentle enough for babies.

    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 cup water
    Mix. Store in a tightly-covered container. Rub this mixture on faces and arms. Also apply it around eyes and ears and it will keep flies away.

    Let me know if you try this!