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Simple Living Posted - May 14 2012 : 06:10:52 AM
Does anyone have a natural remedy to repel bites. They just love me all year round! I'm not allowed to use any perfumes, or chemical type base on my skin

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shawneefarmgirl Posted - Jul 09 2013 : 2:14:23 PM
Heather - may I ask? Do you mix tree tea oil with water and spray it on to prevent bites? Or do you mean you use it after you have a bite??

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Calicogirl Posted - Jun 26 2013 : 09:09:16 AM
Laurie, that's interesting I will have to try that. I have used lavender essential oil to relieve the itching and swelling of mosquito bites and deer fly bites with great success, but if I can avoid that altogether I would be one happy camper Thanks for sharing :)

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texdane Posted - Jun 26 2013 : 08:30:27 AM
The natural insect repellent works great. Also, if you have a patio, try a Citronella plant. My dad is in Houston and they have massive mosquitos. He bought a Citronella plant and he says when you sit in that area, it's amazingly bug free.

If you get a bite, stop the itch by putting a "wagon wheel" on it...gently "mash" the bite with your fingernail (not hard enough to break the skin, just hard enough to make temporary mark) in a wagon-wheel pattern. It stops the bite's itch for awhile.


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Montrose Girl Posted - Jun 25 2013 : 8:13:12 PM
I use lavender hydrosol. Spray it on and repeat as needed. it's the byproduct of distilling for the oil, so all natural. We were up in the NF and the mosqitoes were everywhere. We never got bit.

sonshine4u Posted - Jun 24 2013 : 2:02:35 PM

Go to this website and scroll almost all the way down to the bottom of the page. There is a recipe for you to make your own non-toxic bug spray.

Here is another one:

There are more recipes online. Have fun experimenting!

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MagnoliaWhisper Posted - Jun 23 2013 : 2:40:51 PM
I am VERY against ticks, both my grandmother and a little boy of my friends almost died from Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever. My grandma lived in the mountains, little boy did not!

Any I am inclined to use, since it even works on LICE! Is tea tree oil!
neeter302 Posted - Jun 23 2013 : 2:12:31 PM
Avon Skin-So-Soft oil works very well to repel all types of insects, dryer sheets can be placed in a pocket, under a hat, tucked into a sock or rubbed on the skin, a teaspoon of vanilla extract stirred into a cup of water, put into a spray bottle and mist your skin also works. I'm more inclined to use repellants now since several cases of lime disease in our area from ticks.

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sjmjgirl Posted - May 14 2012 : 11:58:09 AM
I found this website online. Ive been thinking about trying a natural repellant myself. Here is the link:

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Simple Living Posted - May 14 2012 : 10:09:49 AM
lol, love that...I will try anything at this point!

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Bear5 Posted - May 14 2012 : 09:54:54 AM
Last evening, I helped weed the garden area. Mosquitos all over the place. When I have bananas, I'll take the peels and rub the inside on my arms and legs and neck. Works for me.

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Simple Living Posted - May 14 2012 : 09:28:18 AM
Interesting, if it doesn't work against mosquitos, at least I will be smelling fresh lol

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jan49829 Posted - May 14 2012 : 09:07:57 AM
I never tried it, but read somewhere that if you put a Bounce dryer sheet in your back pocket, that will work as an insect repellant.

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