earth-friendly tactics for un-inviting pesky insects to your spring events

Yay, spring is here and summer is right around the corner. It’s time to get outside and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer!

Except bugs.

Sorry, bugs, you’re not invited. That may sound harsh, but the reality is, pesky insects can really ruin a good time.

But then, so can the toxic chemicals (no, thank you, DEET!) used to rid our spaces of bugs. Be sure to watch out for toxic ingredients that may be harmful to you and/or the planet. DEET has been linked to skin blisters, seizures, memory loss, headaches, joint stiffness, shortness of breath, and skin irritation. Plus, any bug spray with questionable ingredients also has the potential to harm the environment, as product that doesn’t land on you and/or your clothing will land on the ground, possibly contaminating the soil, and will be washed down the drain when you shower and do laundry.

So what are us nature lovers supposed to do?

Good news! The very outdoors that you are trying to enjoy include several plants with amazing, natural, bug-repelling properties. Add some of these to your landscape or in pots around your outdoor space to un-invite those summer pests in an earth-friendly way:

  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon balm
  • Geraniums
  • Lavender
  • Marigolds
  • Mint

When you do need a little more bug-repelling power, choose carefully. Pure Haven offers toxin-free options, including our safe, effective, non toxic bug off spray and bug off candle. Our bug off spray is specially formulated with a blend of ingredients known to naturally repel pesky, biting insects. The blend includes organic witch hazel extract and rosemary, cedarwood, citronella, clove leaf, eucalyptus, and lemongrass leaf essential oils. Those same essential oils are part of what gives our hand-poured, soy wax bug off candle the ability to ward off bugs.

And when those biting insects happen to catch you off guard, Pure Haven still has you covered. Soothe bug bites with neem-o. Made with skin-soothing tea tree, lavender, chamomile, and neem oils, neem-o soothes and reduces inflammation. Neem-o is great for minor cuts, scrapes, and other skin irritations as well.

Talk with your Pure Haven Consultant today about our safe, earth-friendly, non toxic bug off and neem-o products (and more!). These limited release products are available only through September 30, 2023, or while supplies last, so be sure to get yours today, before they’re gone, to prep for all your outdoor spring and summer adventures.