I love the outdoors but like everyone else, I don't have an appreciation for mosquitoes.  In fact, I don't know anyone who does, except maybe Rich Birdsall.  You never know with Rich!

DEET is a common way to deal with keeping mosquitoes at bay.  While the EPA has said that the chemical is "safe if used as directed," some have found DEET to be dangerous, especially on children's skin.

A safer approach to fend those pesky mosquitoes is to make a simple 5 minute bug-repellent using your choice of essential and carrier oils.  Here's how to make your own: