- long hot days
- lots of reading
- endless popsicles
- Christmas in July (my favorite)
- sleeping in
- family vacations
- beach days
- ice cream cones
- flip flops
And the list could go on and on and on.
With all of these wonderful things comes some not so great. They are….
- 115 degree temperatures
- high electric bills
- power outages
- did I mention Hot, Hot, Hot
I can’t do anything about most of these things they are just a fact of life in Arizona. I can definitely fight the mosquitos though!!
I don’t know about you but I HATE mosquito bites. I am the worst at not itching I know I shouldn’t but I just cant help it! If you do happen to get a bug bite Lavender essential oil is great for soothing the horrible skin irritations that occur.
That being said I super dislike Bug Spray. It stinks and I always feel like I am spraying horrible chemicals all over my body and I definitely don’t want to put that on my kids! (I think I have an exclamation point addiction!)
A few years ago my husband and I with our 6 month old daughter went to Hawaii. I knew I needed an alternative to bug spray because mosquitos are plentiful over there. I turned to my favorite essential oil companion my Modern Essentials book.
I quickly ordered Repellent Blend and whipped up my all natural bug repellent.
I am happy to say we came back with not a single bite and have been using it ever since. Over the years we have used it for camping trips, trips to the drive in, girls camp at church, and backyard BBQ’s. I promise it works great and doesn’t have a yucky smell and you could even drink it if you wanted! I love that is safe for my kids.
- One 2 oz. squirt bottle ( I got mine for a $1 in the travel section at Walmart.)
- Repellent Blend essential oil
To make your own just fill your squirt bottle with water and add 2-4 drops of terra shield. Shake and spritz away on any bare skin before you head outside!
Are you interested in buying your own bottle of Repellent Blend to make your own natural bug repellent? The wholesale cost is just $9.50. Such a great price and I have barely made a dent in mine after 4 years. Definitely worth every cent!