If you look in any camper’s box of essential camping supplies, you’re gonna find bug spray.
If your like me, I HATE the bug sprays that are on the market today.
That’s why I started buying an organic repellent for camping.
There are various types available out there on the market. It’s just finding the one that works for you.
I’ve also done some research that show’s Lemongrass is an effective way to keep mosquitoes away from your home.
If you take that same Lemongrass, you can make your own organic repellent for camping using a mixture of lemongrass oil and other essential oils.
Here’s the recipe I found for making your own repellent.
Mix about 1 ml each of
- lemon grass oil,
- citronella oil and
- eucalyptus oil
Add this all to 3-5 ounces of water. You should always do a skin test to see if you are sensitive to any of these essential oils. But, I figure it’s gotta be a lot safer then using the chemical bug sprays on our skin.
If you want to buy some organic repellent for camping, check out the following brands:
- Bubble and Bee 100% Organic Bug Spray
- Certified Organic Bug Repellent Serum
- California Baby ® Natural Bug Blend™Bug Repellent
What to put on after the bug bites ya???????
Well…….. Jerry and I grew up using Campho-Phenique. Works pretty good on the itchy and scratchy mosquito bites. But you can also try some of the following:
- baking soda and water (just make a little paste)
- lime and and/or lemon
These are just a few handy and easy remedies that most people have around the camp trailer or home.
Have you used an organic repellent for camping? I’d really like to hear some of your feed back on this issue. Just leave your comments in the box below. And……don’t forget to tweet this to your friends and family.