Bugging Out

Don’t bug out just because it’s buggy season… and definitely do not purchase over the counter bug spray that features a host of chemicals and potential health hazards. D.I.Y. bug spray is not only cost-effective, it’s a healthy and non-toxic option. In addition to that, it’s more sustainable and Mother Earth loves that!

In a dark glass spray bottle, mix the following ingredients:

  • 15 drops Organic Lavender Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Organic Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Organic Citronella Essential Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Organic Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup filtered water


Shake, shake some more and shake contents again! You’re now ready to spray. Happy Summer!

*Using dark glass prevents essential oils from oxidation.

WindowFarms Project

I met Britta from the Windowfarms Project this weekend at Brooklyn Flea. Meeting her and talking greenthumb and DIY was definitely a highlight of my visit (besides the guy that had all the Star Wars figures). Britta’s really doing amazing work with the WindowFarms project and I wanted to share the story with you here.

It’s got all of my favorite ingredients mixed into one. Solutions, small space gardening, urban living, hacking, DIYing, reducing and reusing and all that good stuff. Hats off to the innovators.