Category Archives: natural remedies

Essential Oils, Taking the plunge. 

I’m not posting this to endorse any brand of essential oils, a very kind lady gave my wife and I  some of this to try and I absolutely love it. 

I use this on my hands mostly, it smells amazing…I know there are similar products to this one, but I would encourage anyone to seriously look into essential oils and make them a part of your life. 

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Natural bug repellent

I have tried various concoctions over the years to combat insects.
So far, though it seems like I am only marinating myself to be a skeeter buffet.
I just tried out a new recipe I found online.
It is made up of natural and simple ingredients which I got from the local box store.

Witch Hazel
50 drops of Tea Tree Oil
Distilled water
That’s it.
Tea tree oil is a good repellent of ticks and biting flies. Witch Hazel is an astringent.

You may also add vanilla extract to this or citronella essential oil. But, what I listed above is what I used for an evening of fishing and did not notice being a buffet for winged insects trying to get at my blood.