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F0restGrump

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Re: Off clip-on
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2013, 12:53:28 »
I use this....no scary DEET :o and it works damn well.

Natural repellants

?   citronella
?   rose geranium
?   clove
?   lemongrass
?   lemon
?   eucalyptus
?   catnip
?   castor oil
?   peppermint
?   lavender
?   cedar


The Recipe
Ingredients
-1 ounce witch hazel
-1 ounce grape seed oil
-35 drops citronella essential oils
-20 drops eucalyptus essential oils
-15 drops lemon essential oils
-15 drops lemongrass essential oils
-15 drops cedar essential oils

Method

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or directly into a small spray bottle.
2. Shake well before use.
3. Reapply often, up to every 1-2 hours as needed.
Notes
-Not all natural repellents are created equal and what works for one person may not work for all.
-Instead of grape seed oil, feel free to use the oil you have on hand — olive, jojoba, almond, etc.

GopherGreg

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Re: Off clip-on
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013, 15:17:53 »
I think I know why it doesn't work for you.

I was hiking in the Gatineaus, and it was working awfully for me too. Whenever my mom gardened with it on, it worked fine.

It's because when you're gardening, or sitting outside reading, you aren't moving. This thing works by spreading this bug-spray-ish mist around your body, which is great if you're standing still, but if you keep moving, you just walk out of it, and it doesn't have time to build up. For hiking, normal bug spray works better.

Reading through previous comments, pretty much what Kevin said. :P

GreyingJay

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Re: Off clip-on
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013, 15:25:55 »
Yup :)

Use DEET.

Sakidoo

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Homemade bug spray
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 09:07:08 »
Hi folks,
Here is a 'natural' bug spray that I found in Canadian Living Magazine.  It's a homemade recipe for those of you who want to do away with insecticides.   Here are the ingredients you mix in your favorite blender:
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
- 2 cups of water
blend and then slowly add
- 1 tablespoon of liquid soap

Let stand for at least 12 hours then strain into a spary bottle

And no one except the pests get hurt.

Suzanne