Outdoor NO BITE Spray Recipe

I am  a flashing neon ‘DINNER’  light for mosquitoes.  Because of this, I need a strong mosquito deterrent.  And, if it can be natural, all the better!   Therefore, after a lot of research, I’ve put together this Outdoor NO BITE  Spray.

A Word Of Caution

I don’t live in an area where there is a great concern for mosquito born illnesses. So, what I share here is based on my personal experiences. Unfortunately, I have no studies to back up my claims either. YOU need to do your own research, and speak with your own Doctor in regards to what is best for YOUR family.

Outdoor NO BITE Spray Recipe

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Ingredients For Outdoor NO BITE Spray

8 ounce Boston Round Bottle
2 ounce Boston Round Spray Bottle
10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
8 Drops Thieves Essential Oil Blend
10 Drops Purification Oil
5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
5 Drops Kunzea Essential Oil
6 ounces  Witch Hazel OR Vodka

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Outdoor NO BITE  Spray Method

Using a funnel, add 6 ounces of either Organic Witch Hazel or Vodka to a 8 ounce Boston Round Bottle.

Next, add the 6 essential oils. Screw on lid and shake well.

Since I like to throw my No Bite Spray in my purse or backpack to take with me on the go, I pour it into a 2 ounce Boston Round Spray Bottle. I simply refill it as needed.

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Simple DIY Face Serum With Essential Oils

How did it become the norm to think that good skin care had to cost a fortune?  Luckily,  the move toward natural living is proving this wrong.  Great skin care be affordable.  Make our Simple DIY Face Serum With Essential Oils to see what we mean.

Simple DIY Face Serum With Essential Oils

The Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil

Due to fatty acids like linoliec, linolenic, and oleic acid, Rose Hip Seed Oil easily absorbs into the skin.  A terrific carrier oil for both dry and mature (ahem) skin.

Finally, Rosehip Seed Oil is a great addition in many skin care products, like lip balms and even bath bombs.  Therefore, it is an oil you want to always have on hand.

Simple DIY Face Serum With Essential Oils Ingredients

Containers: 1/2 ounce dark Boston Round bottle with dropper OR 10ml roll on bottles with metal roller balls.

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1/2 ounce Organic, Unrefined Rosehip Seed Oil

4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

2 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Next, combine ingredients by rolling bottle in your hands to disperse everything evenly.  Apply a SMALL amount to face after washing.

PRO TIP:  If using roller bottles, make up your Simple DY Face Serum in one of these 4 ounce squeeze bottles, and then squeeze the amount needed into each roller bottle.

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Survive Hurricane Season Prepping Checklist

The 2018 hurricane season is predicted to be even worse than 2017. It seems like every year people wait until the storm warnings begin to think about getting prepared. Don’t find yourself standing in long lines for the bare basics to survive hurricane season. Get your family ready now.

Survive Hurricane Checklist

Don’t Fall For These Hurricane Myths

First of all, lets get some of the myths associated with hurricanes out of the way, shall we?

Myth #1: Tape Your Windows Before A Hurricane. Nope. When high winds hit an untaped window, the pieces of glass shatter into a zillion pieces. However, when high winds hit a taped window, the pieces of glass break into big pieces that could really do damage to you. The zillion little pieces might take longer to clean up, but at least you’ll still be able to clean them up.

Myth #2: Crack Open Your Windows To Stabilize Pressure. Buildings aren’t airtight. They aren’t going to explode during a hurricane. But, opening a window will allow violent wind into your home. And when that wind gets in, it’s going to look for a violent way out.

Myth #3: I Only Need To Board Up The Windows Facing The Water Since when do hurricane winds only blow in one direction? Plus, boarding up your windows protects things from the outside flying through your windows into you home.  BTW, if you do plan to board up your windows, have them pre-cut and ready to go.

PRO TIP:  *this post contains affiliate links Each window you board up will require 4 windstorm window clips.  Get them before the storm season starts.

Myth #4: Leaning Against A Door Or Window Being Blown In By Wind Pressure Will Save It From Breaking. Blink. For the love of Pete, if it looks like a window or door is bending due to fierce winds, get the hell away from it.

Myth #5: Hurricanes Only Strike The Coasts. I’m Too Far Inland. Famous Last words.

How To Survive Hurricane Season

It’s important to be stay informed during hurricane season, and be aware of potential storms. You are going to need to know when to evacuate and have a plan in place of where to go.  Learn Community Evacuation routes and how to quickly get to higher ground. 

Assign A Safe Room

Decide on which room in your home will be your ‘safe room’ to wait out the storm if things get dicey. Store your hurricane emergency there too.

Monitor Hurricane Conditions With A Phone App

The American Red Cross has a Hurricane app that allows you to monitor conditions in your area, find help, and let others know you are okay.

Have A Hurricane Emergency Kit

The first step in your Hurricane Emergency Kit is for each family member needs to have  a 72 Hour Kit that is ready to go in case you need to evacuate. Bonus points if your 72 hour kits include sleeping bags too.  Our post on Simple 72 Hour Kits will walk you through this.


Because of potential flooding contaminating the local water supply, it is important to have enough water on hand to get you through 2 weeks. That comes out to be 14 gallons of water per person.   And that is only enough for drinking.

Furthermore, flooding brings Dangers of  Standing Flood Water, that those of you in Hurricane country need to be aware of.

Did you know you can get about 30 gallons of water from your hot water heater?  We show you how in our How to Get Emergency Water From Water Heaters post.

Pro Tip: *this post contains affiliate links A good item to have on hand in this category is a Water Bob. Simply unfold the Water Bob into your bathtub and fill it with 100 gallons of clean water from the faucet.  Without enough water you are not going to survive hurricane season.

Pro Tip:  With a hurricane comes the need to know how to survive a Boil Notice.

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Two weeks of food for each person in your family.  Stock up on items that can simply be heated up, or items that only require hot water to create a complete meal.

Powerless Cooking

The odds of the power going out during and after a hurricane are high.  Having  a safe way to cook indoors, even if it is just heating stuff up, is important to be able to survive hurricane season.  I really like these GAS ONE Butane Stoves.  Please, stock up on fuel too.


Hands down, one of my favorite survival lighting options is the Luci Inflatable Solar Light. No batteries needed.  (hint:  There’s a two pack inflatable solar survival  lighting option too.)

Flashlights for every family member.

Camping lanterns to light up common family areas.

Survive Hurricane Season

Two Weeks Worth Of Your Every Day Supplies

Feminine Supplies
Toilet Paper
Paper Plates, Cups, etc.
No Rinse Wipes for Sanitation
Hand Sanitizer
Baby Items
Pet Items

First Aid Kit

Stock a good first aid kit and know how to use it.

Weather Radio

I’m sorta partial to the Midland NOAA Emergency Weather Radio. It has a solar panel, hand crank, and a rechargeable lithium battery too.  Another good option is the Kaito.

Portable/Solar Chargers

Cell phones can be true life savers during disasters, as long as they are charged, and cell towers are still up. A portable charging station is a necessity.  It’s also a good idea to have a land line during a disaster.

Battery Operated Fans

It’s summer.  It’s humid.  There’s no power and nerves are fried.  Having a battery operated fan for each family member will make life much more survivable.

Generator and Fuel

I know these are expensive.  I also know that during extended emergencies they save lives.  If there is anyway you can manage it, get your self a generator.  If you already have a generator make sure it’s in working order.

PRO TIP: Want to learn more about how to survive hurricane season?  Ready.gov has got some great information to help increase your preparedness.

Have you ever experienced a hurricane? What were your most needed preps?  What did you wish you had?

DIY Beard Oil Recipe With Essential Oils

Do you love a man with a beard?  Then give our all natural DIY  beard  oil  recipe with essential oils a try!  Not only is this beard conditioner perfect for unruly beards, it keeps dry beards flake free.  Your man have a smooth beard, and healthy skin underneath that beard too.

BTW, if you need oils I have a FANTASTIC rebate on the Young Living Premium Starter Kit going on right now!

DIY Beard Oil Recipe

The Benefits Of  Our Beard Oils

Jojoba Oil is actually a wax that is liquid at room temperature.  It has a fantastic glide and is very conditioning  for beard hair.  It’s lightweight and absorbs leaving no greasy feeling.

Pumpkin Seed Oil has a high level of fatty acids that assist in maintaining smooth skin tone and speeds up the repair of irritated, dry and flaky skin.  And it just makes beard hair look grand.

Nutrient-rich grape seed oil is rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants that work to slow the aging process and prevent outbreaks.  Grape Seed Oil is a light oil that absorbs easily.  It’s also easy to find and cost friendly.

DIY Beard Oil Recipe Ingredients

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1 Ounce  Jojoba Oil

1/2 Ounce  Ounce Pumpkin Seed Oil

1/2  Ounce Grape Seed Oil

4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

6 Drops Frankinense Essential Oil

6 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

Dropper Bottle  This should fill (to the very top) two 2 ounce dropper bottle, or one 4 ounce dropper bottle.

The Method

This really is simple.  Mix all DIY Beard Oil Recipe  ingredients into a 2 ounce dropper bottle.  Massage 4-5 drops into the skin under the beard and smooth over hair as needed.

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