Blog — Outdoor Lovers

Do Trees Talk?

Posted by Monika Meulman on

Do Trees Talk?
Trees Talk More Than You Do! Nature speaks amongst itself and to us. The wonderful world around us, the environment, is constantly in communication. Everything from the trees to the rocks to the sand beneath your feet as you walk on the beach, they're all talking.

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Summer Solstice Eco Giveaway

Posted by Janelle Carriere on

Summer Solstice Eco Giveaway

It’s officially Summer! Can you believe it? We’ve had a beautiful Spring season… the temperatures rose, snow melted, trees blossomed and flowers bloomed, all right before our eyes. Every year it seems like a miracle when Earth comes back to life on this side of the world! As we look around it's hard not to feel a deep appreciation for Nature around us... the LIFE around us. We live in a beautiful country, full of lakes and forests, adventure waiting for us at our doorsteps. We’re ready to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. Summer Solstice is the first...

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The Science of Mosquitos and Repellents

Posted by Monika Meulman on

The Science of Mosquitos and Repellents

As the weather gets nicer and summer is all around us, it seems all we want to do is spend time in the great outdoors! But with that beautiful weather comes the seemingly unavoidable pests and mosquitos. Many people don’t realize that mosquitos pollinate blueberries… so, they are quite the necessary evil you might say! But just because the blueberries need them near, doesn’t mean we do, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀Did you know that some essential oils are natural pest repellants? Lemongrass, Lavender, and Eucalyptus essential oils, among others, deter insects naturally! These essential oils are overlooked next to the infamous Citronella, but often...

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Bug Off Woods & Camp Spray

Posted by Janelle Carriere on

Bug Off Woods & Camp Spray

What really keeps the mosquitos away? When people think insect repelling natural essential oils, most often Citronella is the first thing that comes to mind. Citronella is the big go-to of essential oils and candles for everything insect repellant, it gets put into everything but it’s not actually the strongest. At best, it’s on par with the same strength as regular eucalyptus and lavender essential oils for keeping bugs away. Research has shown that the strongest bug and mosquito repelling natural essential oil is actually Lemon Eucalyptus! Learn more about the properties of Lemon Eucalyptus from www.aromaweb.com Lemon Eucalyptus is...

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