The Bugs are Out!!!

Now that the hot weather is here, the bugs are also her to play and reek havoc on your day!

In my many years of experience filming out in the deep dark brush of the greater GVRD, Mission wilderness and the wild BC North, I have had to keep the bugs away from the Hollywood Celeb’s. There is nothing worse than trying to cover a big fat bug bite on your second take while on a multi million dollar production. Those HD camera’s see everything!  I’ve tried the deet, the Off, the Bug stick, the Skin So Soft, I’ve even gone so far as to wear nets, because when you film in the swamps you can literally see those skitters hatching on the water.

I finally found one product that actually works:  Essents BUG OFF.  It’s natural, smells good and the mosquitoes seem to hate it!  Crew from all over the set would seek me out for  a spray of my magic mix…..because it truley keeps the bugs away.

The downside and there is only one thankfully is that you have to apply it often (every 15-30 minutes).  I found buying the concentrate was the most economical way to go. You just add 30 drops of oil to one cup water was a great ratio. Then add it to a bottle and shake n’ spay.  Your off to the races to enjoy your time out in the great outdoors with your friends and family. They will appreciate the fact that it’s non toxic and safe for the entire family. It’s also a great room freshener so you can use it for more than just the bugs!

Here’s the link below so you can find it at your local Essents location.


Bug Off Insect Repellent Bug Spray
Bug Off Natural Insect Repellent – Bug Spray

Bug Off Insect Repellent Bug Spray

Lavender, Lemongrass
Item Id: 354-202
Experience and restore health. Transforming and supporting aroma restore clarity, re-generate the immune system and dissolve tension. Create a health balance of the mind, body and spirit. Keep bugs away naturally with lemongrass and lavender. Fresh and clean smelling, may also be used to scent and deodorize any space.

Free of impurities this multi-purpose aroma mist will clear the mind as well as the air. Water based and made with 100% pure essential oils.

Directions: Mist into air or onto body. May also be used to freshen closets, linens & bedding.

  • With pure mood enriching essential oils
  • Biodegradable
  • No mineral oil
  • No artificial colors
  • No animal testing
  • Great for adults and children