I love summer. The longer days. The nights filled with the sound of tree frogs, whippoorwills, and the blinking of fireflies. I love lazy evenings around a campfire and walking hand in hand with my guy as we talk about the day.
But, there is one thing I DON’T love about summer. The bugs. Namely, the ones that bite. I’ve lost count of how many summer nights we are driven indoors because the bugs have gotten so bad. Or those times you just want to practically bathe in the campfire smoke just to keep the bugs at bay.
We always have bug spray on hand, but honestly, over the years I have become increasingly uncomfortable with the bug spray’s on the market. Our skin so readily absorbs what we put on it and I can’t help but wonder about the kind of chemicals that are entering my body.
So when my friend shared her essential oil recipe for bug spray with me, I knew I had to give it a try. She has been using it the past three years on her boys and swears by it. The fact that she lives in Florida, where the bugs seem bigger and meaner (according to a fellow Floridan) made me even more curious to give it a try. Read more