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So this year like every other year I make my own Bug Spray. I am a huge DIY fan when it comes to Health and Beauty product. I am always whipping up a bath oil or a salt rub and have a really big selection of my own essential oils.

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It’s actually a fun and easy process when you have all the ingredients on hand, Just add to a jar, mix and funnel into spray bottles.

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I keep plenty on hand for the season. Living near water you really have to be prepared.

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Here’s the Recipe I Use:

  • 4 ounces Witch Hazel
  • 4 Ounces Water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
  • 15 Drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 15 Drops Citronella Oil
  • 15 Drops Peppermint Oil
  • 15 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 15 Drops Lemon Oil

Mix, Shake Well and put in spray bottles.

Spray usually lasts for a few hours, but is safe to reapply several times throughout the day.

It also has a nice fresh and clean scent!

This spray works well most of the time. On some hot and humid days the mosquitoes seemed unstoppable and were not even bothered by the spray, but on most days it works very effectively. It was a wet and humid summer so I felt like the mosquitoes were at the top of the food chain, I still prefer it to any other bug spray out on the market because I know its safe and also that its natural. Enough Bug Talk…Lets talk about my dogs.

Stuart got a few new toys! I am a huge fan of Jenna Marbles YouTube Videos and her dogs. So when I found out she was selling stuffed dog toys that resembled her own dogs I snatched them up for my kids.

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They were a Huge Hit. Jenna’s dogs are named Mr. Marbles and Kermit. Ginger loved Kermit who is gray and Stuart loves Mr. Marbles…I love them both. My not so secret dream is to have 4 dogs so this sort of makes that dream come true.

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Now on to some other fun doggie news. Ginger took her first pontoon boat ride and loved it. She was checking out the birds, ducks and the other boaters all afternoon. She had the best day ever. She’s a natural sailor.

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Stuart showing Ginger the ropes. He gave her some good pointers, but also some not so good. He alerted her to the golfers and how to announce himself! Yep, she followed suit. The golfers love that (NOT).

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Stuart is use to a nap during the day so he found his spot and grabbed some zzz’s.

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Ginger carried on without him and never sat down once, she was really into the happenings on the lake.

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Boy that was a fun day on the lake, and the best part was I did not need my Homemade bug spray, I had it with me, but never used it. It was a beautiful bug free day.

Hope you’re enjoying the weather in your area, and had a good season. I sure loved all the outdoor time I had.

Check Ya Later.

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