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When it comes to living naturally, one of the biggest hurdles we face is toxins. They’re everywhere! Our bodies are designed to break toxins down and dispose of them on a regular basis. However, it […]

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Nothing ruins a good time outdoors than pesky bugs! There are a number of natural bug sprays one can use, but what about the creepy crawly kinds that love to crawl into your tent? Ticks, spiders, ants… these can all ruin a nice camping trip, and no one wants to share a sleeping bag with […]

DIY Herbal Bug Repellent Powder For A More Enjoyable Camping Trip | Growing Up Herbal | Are pesky bugs ruining your time outdoors? All you need to make this DIY herbal bug repellent powder is a few ingredients. You'll soon be on your way to a more enjoyable camping trip!

Why is it that when you think of natural bug repellants your mind automatically goes to citronella essential oil? Who else here thinks citronella products stink? Raise your hand because I know I’m not the only one. Okay, so even though citronella may not be my favorite essential oil in existence, there’s no doubt that […]

5 Bug Repelling Essential Oil Blends That Actually Smell Good (Kid-Friendly Blends Included) | Growing Up Herbal | Making homemade bug sprays this summer? Here are 5 bug repelling essential oil blends to repel the bugs and keep you smelling good at the same time!

The days are hot here in these Tennessee mountains, and that means the kids are outside, running around, playing and enjoying nature. Seeing as how we live smack dab in the middle of the woods means that bugs are sure to be around so I decided to formulate an essential oil bug blend for children […]

This past winter season has been crazy for my family. I don’t ever remember dealing with sicknesses so much, so often. And we live a healthy lifestyle! That’s the worst part. How crazy and ridiculous is it! It makes me feel like such a hypocrite. We eat healthy, we steer clear of toxins, we get […]

If you’re interested in making your own homemade bug repellent, but often find many recipes too overwhelming or full of ingredients that you wouldn’t typically have on hand, today is your day. I’m going to show you how to make the simplest homemade bug repellent you’ll ever make. It’s not a bug spray. It’s a […]

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