Plant Based Insect Repellents

Though we can walk into a store and purchase spray on bug repellent, traditional ways to keep bugs away included certain plantings, hanging plants in the home, burning plants as fumigants and making infused oils to apply to skin or clothing. Plants traditionally used to repel bugs have been proven to be quite effective. Many […]

An Overview of DEET – Use it Safely

For some using herbal, DEET-free bug repellent is a preference, maybe simply for the sake of using essential oils instead of wearing a DEET cologne. For others there is likely a concern that DEET is at least mildly toxic. Sometimes DEET is used lackadaisically. The purpose of the post is to give a reminder that […]