Friday, May 26, 2006

There ain't no flies on us!

There ain't no flies on us!,
No there ain't no flies on us!
There might be flies on some of you guys!
But There ain't no flies on us!

I know I had written about protecting your dogs at the cost of an arm and a leg, but this is you now. Thankfully we scathed through blackfly season unharmed for the most part, but the worst is yet to come... Mosquitos should be at peak come May 31, but the deer and horse flies are in full swing come tommorrow.
See I KNEW why I had planted all that freakin lavender!

How to make your own Organic Bug repellent.

1o to 25 drops essential oil
2 tablespoons olive oil (Grape Seed Oil/Walnut Oil work great too!)
1 tablespoon aloe gel / 1/3 cup water (spray version.. just watch clothing)

Combine the ingredients in a jar. Shake to blend. Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing.
Here are some beneficial essential oils:

Bug Repellent Essential Oils

Caution: Pregnant women should consult with their doctors before using.

Ticks First Choice: Rose Geranium Other: Palmerosa, bay, eucalyptus, European pennyroyallavender, tickweed (American pennyroyal)
Mosquitoes: Pennyroyal, lemon balm (citronella), thyme, lavender
Blackflies: Sassafras, lavender, eucalyptus, pennyroyal, cedar, lemon balm (citronella), peppermint
Head Lice: Tea tree, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, rose geranium
Fleas: Orange oil


Blogger Naturegirl said...

Freakin lavender! I grow it all over the "freakin" place...I LOVE it!!!

9:52 p.m.  

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