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Bug Away

Depending on where you live, you are likely going to come across those annoying mosquitoes. I used to live in Texas and felt I was getting eaten alive.

Did you know there was a study showing that mosquitoes tend to like those with O blood type?

Research indicates that mosquitoes may prefer individuals with blood type O. However, it’s likely that many other additional factors also play a role in a person’s attractiveness to mosquitoes. In addition to blood type, other factors like carbon dioxide, body odor, heat, and dark clothing can also attract mosquitoes. Ref: Healthline

However, certain scents help you keep those skeets away and are perfect for hanging out in the backyard, camping, and relaxing!


Citronella is the most well-known scent for repelling mosquitoes. Its oil is extracted from lemongrass. You’ll most often see this scent in bug sprays and candles.

Citronella effectively blocks all the olfactory senses of mosquitoes; it repels them and does not hurt them in any way. When used with other repellent methods, you can prevent bites and diseases.

Minnieology Non-Toxic Soy Wax Candle Recommendation: Lemon Citronella.

Customer Review: This is an awesome candle. It smells really good and even better, mosquitoes stay away. I’ve been curing for four nights, and it’s burning great! ~Tom E.


Lavender is probably one of the most loved scents; it’s also effective in repelling mosquitoes.

Using a lavender candle will help repel mosquitoes and create a zen space for you as well.

Minnieology Non-Toxic Soy Wax Candle recommendation: White Sage & Lavender or Lavender

Customer Review: You can’t go wrong with White Sage & Lavender, it is a very calming scent, and I love that it’s non-toxic. It’s my go-to scent every time. ~Tino N.


Mosquitoes are not fans of minty smells, making peppermint and eucalyptus an excellent combination of repelling insects. It’s also a lovely scent that helps you relax.

Minnieology Non-Toxic Soy Wax Candle recommendation: Peppermint & Eucalyptus

Customer Review: I love your candles & diffusers. The White Sage & Lavender and Peppermint & Eucalyptus are amazing, plus you get long-lasting hours of scent that burns beautifully. Very subtle, never overpowering. I enjoy them very much. Thank you for the care you put into your work.~Rosemary F.

Any of these are great gifts to bring along if you are attending a backyard BBQ.

In addition to the mosquito repellent candles, I like to use the following products when I enjoy the outdoors in the summer.

Active Skin Repair treats bruises, cuts, rashes, sunburns, and other skin irritations.

Insect Repellent Spray - 100% DEET Free, No Dyes, No Synthetic Fragrances, No Harsh Chemicals, it’s a natural repellent that is safe on gear and is the only plant-based formula recommended by the CDC.

This weekend, if you are in the Middlefield area, I’m participating in a craft pop-up in Woodsong Development off of Kinsman and Woodsong Dr. 44062. Please come by and say hello!

Have a great short week!

Talk to you soon,




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