Since the Zika virus appeared it's even more crucial to use natural protection rather than giving yourselves cancer from the DEET chemicals found in typical bug sprays. Yes we all know and agree toxic chemicals kill mosquitoes... but they also put your health and the health of your family in danger. Spraying deadly chemicals on your skin when you are going outdoors likely to encounter heat which in turn opens your pores is a horrible idea.
ZIka Virua, Bug Spay

Mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet because of their ability to spread deadly diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that the insects kill over one million people a year just through the transmission of malaria. dengue fever, yellow fever and West Nile virus to name a few.

  • Mosquito bites produce swelling and redness in the area of the bite and can take days to subside
  • Bug and mosquito bites can be fatal if you are allergic to them
  • Mosquitoes also transmit malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya just to name a few.

The Zika virus has caused mass panic in Latin America and has now spread all over the world, and now it's right here in our back yard, Miami has been found to be one of the areas identified with a high rate of infection. Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites with a natural insect repellent 


Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Bugs Spray, Bugs, Mosquitoes, Natural, insect repellant
Our bug Away roll on is made with essential oils that are natural insect repellants. It is 100% natural, with no artificial favoring or synthetic chemicals.


Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Bugs Spray, Bugs, Mosquitoes, Natural, insect repellant
Don't drench your skin with DEET and other harmful chemicals found in typical insect repellant – Our natural Bug Spray can be applied as many times as you need. It comes in a spray bottle in 2 convenient sizes.









In our house we avoid DEET and other toxic chemicals. But when mosquitoes and other bugs have the potential to harm me or my family, I need some real honest commonsense protection from them just like you do. Their are many dishonest products claiming to be "all natural" when they were really filled with synthetic chemicals, so I like all the products I make I created my own formula based on essential oils and organic ingredients (with no synthetic chemicals used, ever!).

For all of you who want to protect yourself and your families from mosquitoes and bugs while avoiding the possibility of being poisoned by DEET, I have your solution. You will not find a more clean, natural and effective insect repellant than the one I have created. Give it a try I know you will like it just as much as I do. I use this on a daily basis.

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Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Bugs Spray, Bugs, Mosquitoes, Natural, insect repellant

Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Bugs Spray, Bugs, Mosquitoes, Natural, insect repellant

Essential Oils for the Summer Months

With the warm weather means there are also many critters that are waiting to take advantage of the season and your skin. Essential Oils for the summer months are a must in order to survive. We live in Florida and our mosquito population is huge and they are here all year, but during the spring and summer months when they come out, they come out in full force. Nothing ruins a gathering, stroll, or swim like a swarm of unwanted mosquitos.

As we are all too familiar with the modern toxic bug repellents that are loaded with a wide range of petrochemicals like aldehydes, benzene derivatives, DEET other substances that are harmful to us and the environment I decided that for my family I would make a natural alternative to keep the bugs and critters away. Making your own bug spray is easy when you know what oils to use for what critters, different oils can be more effective against different types of bugs follow the list below as a guide to assist you in making your bug spray. I also have one that I sell on my website and you can find that in my Essential Blends Page.


  • Citronella
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Peppermint
  • Tea Tree
  • Thyme


  • Citronella
  • Garlic
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
Essential Oils for summer Months
Essential Oils for summer Months






Here are a few ideas on how you can use your Essential Oils to keep the bugs away.

  • Sprays – Combining essential oil with a carrier oil like grapeseed or coconut oil, diluting it with distilled water. Add this in a small spray bottle and used on exposed skin areas.
  • Cotton ball – add a couple drops essential oil on a cotton ball , place the cotton in the corners of your home in area where you suspect the bugs are entering (make sure your cotton balls are out of reach of children and pets).
  • Hanging ropes – This is one of my favorites for outdoors, take a rope and apply a few drops of essential oils. Hang the rope around the area outdoors you will be if you have a slight breeze then it’s really fantastic because it will spread the oil throughout the space.

Recipes to get you started

Bug Be Gone Mosquito Repellent SprayBug Spray: Fill 8oz spray bottle half way with distilled water, add 2oz of either grapeseed or coconut oil. You can also use witch hazel if you don’t want to use an oil. Add 50-60 drops of the essential oil you are going to use and you are ready to spray away. If you want a stronger solution you can add more Essential Oils to the mix. I personally don’t use coconut oil because mosquitos are draw to sweet smells making me stay away from coconut for this recipe. Good Essential Oils to use are Citronella, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Lavender.

Lotion Repellant:

Fill a 2oz bottle with an unscented lotion you may have on hand, and add 5 or 6 drops of lemongrass oil. Another very simple way to make your own lotion repellent is to use a lavender lotion you may have on hand and just add 5-6 drops of Lemongrass and Citronella Essential Oil. Apply lotion to exposed areas when going outdoors.

Essential Oil Safety a Brief Introduction

Just because something is "natural" or "organic" does not mean you can use it without safety precautions. Essential oils are pure, strong and very potent substances. Basic Essential oil safety must be taken into consideration if you are going to incorporate the use of essential oils in your life.


Main safety considerations

  • Oils should be stored correctly, out of the reach of children.
  • Some oils are flammable, keep away from flames and burners.
  • Oils should not be used until a consultation has taken place to identify all the general and local contraindication to practice 
  • Oils should not be used unless the practitioner is familiar with the therapeutic properties and all the contraindications. 
  • Oils should always be used at the recommended dilution. 
  • Oils should never be taken internally. 
  • If a consultation suggests skin sensitivity, test oils on a skin patch first.

Mixing and Using Essential Oils Safely

  • Wash hands before and after use. 
  • Use oils in a well-ventilated area. 
  • Mix blends away from the client. 
  • Use within recommended dilution. 
  • Use smaller quantities for babies, small children and the frail elderly. 
  • Handle oils carefully to prevent contact with skin and cross-contamination. 
  • Keep out of contact with the eyes. Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure. 
  • If prescribing oils for a client's home use, ensure that they understand the instructions for use. 
  • Keep accurate records of treatment and blends.
  • Lavender and Tea tree are the only oils that can be applied directly on to the skin undiluted.  
  • Always skin test first. 

Prohibited Oils 

The following oils have been reported to be potentially harmful. Many are toxic, and others, such as cinnamon bark and
clove bud are powerful irritants if misused by untrained therapists


Almond bitter Mustard
Aniseed Pennyroyal. European
Boldo leaf Pennyroyal, North American
Calmus Pine, dwarf
Camphor, brown Rue
Camphor, yellow Sage
Cassia Sassafra
Cinnamon bark Savin
Clove bud Savory. Summer
Clove leaf Savory, winter
Clove stem Southernwood
Costus Tansy
Elecampane Thuja (cedarleaf)
Fennel, bitter Thuja plicata
Horseradish Wintergreen
Hyssop Wormseed
Jaborandi leaf Wormwood
Mugwort (armoise)  

Essential Oil Safety


Pure essential oils are very strong and should only be used in the recommended dilution and application. Some oils are toxic, some are skin irritants. Many oils have contraindications to their use and may exacerbate existing health problems. There are local and general contraindications to practice. These must be identified during a preliminary consultation before any oils are used on a client.

Local contraindications

Local contraindications are localized areas on the body that should be avoided and include:

  • Recent operations, fractures or sprains
  • Severe bruising
  • Swelling
  • Varicose veins
  • Cuts, new scar tissue
  • Local skin infections/conditions (eczema etc.)

General contraindications to practice

  • Fever
  • influenza
  • Migraine
  • Infectious skin disorders
  • Permission from the clients' GP should be sought before treating people with the
  • following conditions:
  • A history of thrombosis or embolism
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Major system dysfunction (renal, hepatic, digestive etc.)
  • Nervous system dysfunction
  • Fatal illnesses (cancer etc.)
  • Recent severe hemorrhage
  • If client on medication or homeopathic preparations
  • Special care is needed for:
  • Allergies and skin disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Babies, children and the elderly
  • Sensitive skin
  • People with disabilities

When in doubt, get GP permission or ask the client to sign a disclaimer.
This is a great resource for use of essential oils during pregnancy.

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

This is just a brief introduction to Essential Oil safety I highly recommend  you purchase a comprehensive book on Essential Oil Safety.