Thursday, July 7, 2011

Combat the bugs & sun- the NATURAL way!

Although summer has already started, I wanted to do a quick post on some must-have healthy products!  Protect yourself from the sun and bugs, while protecting yourself from unwanted toxic chemicals that are in many traditional sunscreens and bugsprays!

Bug Away by Real Earth (find it at Abe's Market) - A Natural & Deet-Free Insect Repellent

Bug + Sun (SPF 30) Protection by Real Earth (find it at Abe's Market) - All Natural Bug & Sun Combo

BuzzAway Citronella Candle by Quantum Natural Insect Repellents (find it at Herbtrader) - It comes in a cute little tin (which is great for traveling!) and burns up to 20 hours.

Bug Off! Bug Bite Soother (find it at Abe's Market) - A natural soother for the post-bug bite itch!


  1. nice! i was going to ask you where you got the little candle tin of citronella from. have you found any good natural sunblocks (without bug repellant)? the stuff at the drug stores makes my skin itch, turn bright red and burn.

  2. Yay!!! My first comment! :)
    And good question! I have been using sunblock by "Kiss My Face". I bought it at The Vitamin Shoppe, but you can also get it online. These links are from the Kiss My Face site, so I'm sure if you googled, you might be able to find them a little cheaper elsewhere.

    For your face:
    For your body:

  3. You should also consider some of the great handmade artisan products. I use (and sell) sunscreen & bug repellent from Purple Prairie, a small company in Minnesota (see: &