Thursday, June 23, 2011
Air Striking Nasties
Thinking about going out on another hike this afternoon. This time, solo since the boy is working over time. Side note: The boy wasn't suppose to work over time this evening when plans to hike were roughly drawn, but he volunteered anyway. Overtime is good though, more money I suppose, so not too disappointed.
Anyway, with it being a couple days into summer, the nasties are out in full force in the forest. You know, the gnats, flies, and the king of cooties, the MISQUITO! How irritating is it to hear that high pitch buzzing in your ear. It's almost like a terrible horror movie. You know the bad guy is out there somewhere, but you don't know where, till it's too late, STAB! In this case, stabbed by a needle like mouth.
Here's a green, chemical free bug repellent that works like a charm from bugs, not scary movie mad men.
2 table spoons of witch hazel
10 or so drops of Dr. Bronner's Castile Almond.
Mix it in a glass phial or something like.
Shake it up. It will bubble a bit, then calm down.
Wipe it all over your bare parts. I use my hands and just scoop up the solution and rub in.
Enjoy the freedom of nasty, itching bug bites.