sign up (free!)
Also on these boards
TICK SPRAY - Contains an essential oil that one study found to be comparable to DEET in repelling ticks. It's safe for kids over two and pregnant/nursing mamas.
Natural Bug Spray. Here’s what you’ll need: essential oils (citronella and lemongrass are musts, I also like lavender or you could use tea tree oil or geranium oil for tick protection), 14 oz. bottle of witch hazel (available in grocery stores & pharmacies usually close to the rubbing alcohol), a spray bottle (or two–one for home and one for the diaper bag/car), a jar for mixing, and a funnel.