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Old 06-19-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Default Anyone have a recipe for non-toxic bug repellent?

Not sure which category to post this in so will cross post. Looking for a recipe for homemade, non-toxic bug repellent to use on the body.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Try this stuff. There's no DEET in it.

http://www.quantumhealth.com/product...chandbite.html
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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About 10-15 drops of lavender oil in a carrier oil. I use olive; about 3/4 TBSP with that amount of lavender. Works like a charm, and smells nice too
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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Avon skin so soft is well known to repell misquitoes.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Not sure which category to post this in so will cross post. Looking for a recipe for homemade, non-toxic bug repellent to use on the body.
Every spring my dh takes B-1 capsules. It seems to be very effective on ticks and mosquitoes. Not so much on ciggers.

He can be in tall grass for hours, and when he comes home, he will have ticks crawling around, but they never bite him.

We have been using this for several years with much success.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Four thieves bug repellant

2 tablespoons Rosemary
2 tablespoons Peppermint
2 tablespoons Wormwood or Rue
2 tablespoons Sage
2 tablespoons Lavender
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped garlic
2 quarts of apple cider vinegar
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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Four thieves bug repellant

2 tablespoons Rosemary
2 tablespoons Peppermint
2 tablespoons Wormwood or Rue
2 tablespoons Sage
2 tablespoons Lavender
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped garlic
2 quarts of apple cider vinegar
Thank you for the "cross-post" forest beekeeper
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Avon skin so soft is well known to repell misquitoes.
Yes, using the SSS until I find something less oily (hopefully). I think the gnats are just drowning in the oil!
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Ok......where did my post go that were in this thread?
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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I was told by an old farmer in Texas that most bugs hate vanilla. So try a vanilla/water mix (imitation vanilla supposed to work just as well). I don't remember the ratio, but I usually put 1/2 tall bottle vanilla with one quart water in a spray bottle, and seems to work.
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