• DIY Bug Repellent

    June 8, 2012

    While summer is still a few weeks away, that didn’t stop me from being eaten alive by mosquitoes and biting flies this past week while working outside in my garden. I did find this lovely snail (pictured below) while digging holes for my cucumbers though, so despite the bites, this tiny garden surprise almost made…

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  • Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipes and Other Ways to Deter Biting Insects

    June 21, 2011

    I was outside listening to my boyfriend play the guitar on Sunday and kept getting bitten. It was enough remind me that it’s mosquito season even though I’m not outdoors that often anymore. So I thought it fitting to share a natural bug repellent recipe that I found on Wellness Mama blog. (photo credit: Good 4…

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  • Don’t let August bite.

    August 2, 2010

    The school season and the lovely fall colors are right around the corner, but right now we’re stuck in the hottest part of the summer season. Temps here in Southwestern Virginia have already been in the high 90’s and low 100’s through most of July, so I’m leery of what kind of heat August will…

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  • Bug Away Handmilled Soap Recipe with Citronella Essential Oil

    March 12, 2009

    Try this easy bug away handmilled soap recipe with citronella essential oil and wash your way to superhero bug repelling power! Bug Away Handmilled Soap Recipe with Citronella Ingredients: 1 cup grated Castile soap 1/2 cup water 10 drops citronella essential oil 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil 1 T. dried, crushed pennyroyal leaves Instructions: Mix…

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