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prariehawk
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Cindy

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Posted - May 23 2014 :  7:24:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure where to post this--I made some of the bug off bars featured in the MJ Outpost book. I used cedarwood and eucalyptus essential oils. They work very well. Keeps the bugs away, no harmful chemicals and nourishes my skin. thank you, Mary Jane!
Cindy

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BarnChickCecily
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Cecily
Corydon IN
USA
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Posted - May 23 2014 :  7:27:23 PM  Show Profile  Send BarnChickCecily a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Prairiehawk, that is so neat! Was it hard to do? I have that book...will have to look it up! Thanks for posting this...now I'm motivated :-)

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Lavender Rose
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Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
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Posted - May 24 2014 :  2:41:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have that book also. Great to know it works! Will have to find the recipe and give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - May 24 2014 :  6:50:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also have the book and will be making some of those. Thank you for sharing. I must get back to Mary Jane's books and make some of the things in them. So many great ideas, and better, when you find out that they really do work out well.

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knittingmom
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AnneMarie
Edmonton Alberta
Canada
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Posted - Jun 04 2014 :  3:20:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting, I'll look this up too. The mosquitoes are buzzing around right now.

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mrssarahhall
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Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
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Posted - Jun 26 2014 :  11:54:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting about this, I have been looking for something like this for me - I will need to get the book!

Does anyone know if there is something that you can use on pets to keep the bugs off? I haven't had much luck finding anything and don't want my sweet Bonita getting eaten up by mosqitos!

Sarah
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Calicogirl
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Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
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Posted - Jul 01 2014 :  06:03:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to make these! I have also found that Lavender essential oil works great for relieving the itch and swelling of mosquito bites (and deer fly bites).

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Rosemary
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Virginia
USA
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Posted - Jul 13 2014 :  1:13:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, I will go back to the book and check that out now. How did I miss it the first time?
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thebyrdhaus
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Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
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Posted - Jul 14 2014 :  6:26:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cindy blessed me with a bug off bar! How lucky I am! I used it this evening while out in the yard. No bugs bothering me!!! Thanks so much Cindy!

Patty #1840

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prariehawk
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Cindy

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Posted - Jul 14 2014 :  8:32:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patty--you're welcome!
Cindy

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marjean
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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
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Posted - Jun 23 2016 :  1:17:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would this work in a candle too? I would love to make some up and put in my porch to keep the mosquito's away. Has anyone used it that way or just in a simmering pot?

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knittingmom
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AnneMarie
Edmonton Alberta
Canada
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Posted - Jul 12 2016 :  6:58:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing this. I have MJ's books as well and will be looking this up as well.



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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2016 :  06:23:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How efficient are they when you're sweating? My big bug problem is that I get bitten while I'm doing yard work because I sweat off the sprays.

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