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Green Diva Meg

(aka Megan McWilliams Bouchard) is the founder of The Green Divas media brand; the producer and host of the popular The Green Divas podcast; and founded GDGD Radio Network (the first green and healthy living radio network on earth for the earth). Green Diva Meg is well-known as a green living expert, media personality and podcast producer.
Comments (9)
  1. Haralee (reply)

    May 2, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I love this! Will try it.For some reason spiders are on attack to me and my husband. Last year he had a reaction to a spider bite and although I don’t get as big as a reaction , knock wood, I still get big welts!

  2. Javi Gil (reply)

    May 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I have been using citronella for the past several years. Not sure if it worked or not. I will give a try to your insect repellent recipe. I spend so much time outside in the yard.
    Great post, and thank you for sharing!

  3. Green Diva Meg (reply)

    May 5, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Yes, Javi Gil! you can add citronella to this for better mosquito protection. I formulated this primarily to ward of ticks, but easy to add citronella.

    • Javi Gil (reply)

      May 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Sorry, I thought my first post never got posted. Sorry for the double post.

      I love the smell of citronella, but if was not doing anything for the ticks. Can’t wait to try the new repellent.
      Thanks again!

  4. Javi Gil (reply)

    May 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I have used citronella in the past. Not sure if I ever got good results with it. There are tics everywhere now outside in the fields when I take the dog for a walk. I will definitely give your natural bug repellent a try!

  5. Susan (reply)

    November 26, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Hello to all…
    Im needing to know if ticks are on the same line as a bedbug? if so i want to try your solution.
    If not do you have a natuarl green solution to get rid of the blood hungry little pests?

  6. Green Diva Meg (reply)

    November 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Susan, no ticks are not the same as bedbugs and don’t respond in the same way to repellent. see my post about bed bugs here… my suggestion is to get professional help with the little beasts. 🙁 http://thegreendivas.com/2015/05/17/that-time-we-almost-had-bed-bugs/

  7. Mary (reply)

    May 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I am wanting to make a good natural bug repellent. I have one main concern. The time I did use one it did fine repelling mosquitoes but the bees were attracted to it. Do you know what ingredient might be the cause? I am wondering if maybe Lemon Balm.

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