Top 5 DIY Natural Bug Repellents with Essential Oils

Driving away those annoying mosquitos during your next family and friends bbq party doesn’t have to involve harmful, unnatural chemicals. The thought of spraying oneself or young children with synthetic substances can make anyone cringe. Never fear – making your own effective natural bug repellent is easy with essential oils!

How to Make Perfume with Essential Oils

Many perfumes use synthetic ingredients in order to preserve the scent for longer periods of time. I don’t know about you but I would prefer not to smell of a particular perfume 7 days after applying it. That’s just not right! If you are like me and don’t mind applying a fragrance once per day, when desired, creating your own perfume with essential oils can be a fun alternative to those pricey, artificial concoctions. In this post, I will explain a bit of the science behind perfume making, how to make perfume with essential oils, and give some sample essential oil perfume recipes.

Tea Tree Oil as Natural Deodorant

My experience is that tea tree essential oil is the best deodorant as it is a natural product. Common deodorants contain antiperspirant agents, usually pore-clogging chemicals, designed to keep you from sweating but which can cause infection of the pores. I’ve experienced this and it is no fun. That’s why when I learned that tea tree oil works as a natural deodorant, I gave it a go.