George's Customs Towing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dawn and Dusk

Dawn and dusk is the absolute worse time
for mosquito's to find you!

How do they find your smell!

If you use a product like Deet, be sure to spray
on your clothes only and not on your exposed skin.
These chemicals can seep into your bloodstream, 
which is not a good thing.

Here's a natural repellant that you can
whip up on your own:

Daily Mom’s “Bug-Off” Insect Repellent Recipe
  • 6 ounces witch hazel
  • 2 tsp vegetable glycerin
  • 20 drops citronella essential oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil
Other oils to try: geranium, lavender, any oil from the mint family, 
vanilla, lemongrass, tea tree, cedar, catnip.
Once you’ve gathered your oils, 
pour in a spray bottle, shake and apply every 
2 hours while you’re outside.

Once bitten here are some tips:
- Antihistamine cream will relieve the itch and swelling
-Ice pack
-Aloe Vera gel (keep in the frig where it's nice and cold)
-1% Hydrocortisone cream

Hey, we get bit too!  So we wanted to share a few tips
to keep you safe from these pesky critters during the summer month's.

George's Custom Towing
Whiteford, MD