After a long cold winter, we know we are not alone in welcoming warmer weather! As we head back outdoors to hike, bike, garden, or just sit outside and enjoy the return of a warm Spring evening, we may have unwelcome guests. For many of us around the country the end of winter also signals the return of ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes.
Annoying, yes! Just the thought of it all can make you itch! But these irritating little creatures can also bring along some serious health concerns with their bites. In lieu of spending beautiful warm days cooped inside or covered in a mosquito netting bubble, here are some simple, natural ways to keep the bugs at bay!
DIY Tick Repellent Recipe:
Make a simple repellent for you and your family by mixing 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup water. Ticks may hate the smell and taste of vinegar, making a great repellent, but if you don’t want to spend your day smelling like salad dressing, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Eucalyptus oil is a great choice as it has a wonderful soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent as do peppermint or citrus oils. Citrus oil and peppermint oils also help repel fleas. After mixing the solution, spray on your clothes, skin, and hair before going outside and reapply every four hours.
Need an easy fix to aggravating gnats buzzing around your head or the more serious concern of mosquitoes looking for a meal? Our Mg12 Bugs Be Gone Spray is great for the skin but bad for the bugs! An all-natural bug spray repellent that uses pure essential oils to naturally keep bugs, mosquitoes, and insects away. Our formulation is Deet-Free and leaves no sticky residue on the skin and smells amazing. Just shake, spray, and apply to your skin to repel those bugs away!
Here’s to a great Spring and Summer! Let’s all get outside and enjoy!