How to Make Natural Bug Spray

For a DIY way to keep the bugs away, follow this recipe for a quick, easy and most important—all natural—remedy. Best of all, it smells delicious. Bug spray or your new fave fragrance? You decide!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug Spray

  1. Take the container you’ll pour the bug spray into, and fill it halfway with water, fresh mint leaves, dried lavender, citronella, lemongrass, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and some dried cloves. You can use as many of these ingredients as you want, but they aren’t all necessary.
  2. Pour these ingredients into a pot and boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. 4How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug SprayUse a strainer to separate the liquid.
  4. Pour it into a bottle, and fill the other half with Witch Hazel.
  5. Give it a shake and spray it up!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

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NEW! AERIE BODY

Good stuff for the REAL you. Loaded with good ingredients and free of the bad stuff, our 5 new fragrances in exfoliating body washes, moisturizing lotions and yummy mists are made to mix and match. We talked with Phuong Ireland, Director of Personal Care and Beauty, for the inside scoop on our sweetest new scents.

NEW! Aerie Body How did the collection come to be?

We’ve heard from our Aerie girls that they want to know what’s in their beauty products… and what’s not. So we’ve developed a line of body care products featuring fun, fresh fragrances that are loaded with skin-loving ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe and vitamin E. And it has none of the bad stuff like parabens, phthalates and gluten. It’s cruelty-free, too, meaning we don’t test on animals.

Which fragrance is your fave?

Be Sunnie – it’s our fresh and energizing fragrance. This is my favorite fragrance because it feels so different from any fragrance I’ve smelled before and is so fresh and clean. It has notes of sparkling Meyer Lemon, pink sea salt, and an ocean breeze accord.

Take us through the steps!

The 5 fragrances are offered in 3 different forms so you have lots to choose from. The products are made to be layered on top of each other for fragrance that lasts all day.

  1. Cleanse with our exfoliating body wash.

This wash is packed with coconut oil, sugarcane and the antioxidant acai, known to help keep skin healthy and moisturized. The luxurious lather cleanses while jojoba beads and natural pumice gently buff and exfoliate skin cells for fresh, glowing, dewy skin. This formula is very gentle, so it can be used every day for cleansing and exfoliation.

  1. Moisturize with our amazing body lotion.

It’s loaded with rich shea butter, which nourishes and heals skin. The formula also contains coconut oil, aloe and vitamin E—a powerful combination of moisture-rich, conditioning ingredients.

  1. Spritz our body mist with aloe.

Our mists are light and fresh, and leave long-lasting scents that aren’t overpowering. They’re infused with conditioning aloe and antioxidant green tea.

You can use the same scent across products to make your fragrance last longer, or mix and match scents to make a customized fragrance all your own. Some of our favorite combinations are the Be Sunnie Lotion with the Be Bright Mist and the Be Chill Mist with the Be Cozy lotion.

Not sure which scent to try first? Check out each of their notes below!

BE SUNNIE

Sparkling citrus & sea salt

A swirl of fresh lemonade, summer flowers & ocean breezes

NEW! AERIE BODYBE CHILL

Relaxed, tropical & fresh

Cool coconut water, island florals, sweet sugarcane

NEW! AERIE BODYBE PRETTY

Romantic, soft & girly

A bouquet of pink buttercups, ruby grapefruit & soft musk

NEW! AERIE BODYBE BRIGHT

Happy, juicy & clean

A blend of crisp apples, sparkling blossoms & earthy musk

NEW! AERIE BODYBE COZY

Comforting, snuggly & sexy

A yummy mix of vanilla, orchid petals & warm sandalwood

Happy smells to you, Aerie girls!

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Lolla25: #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE Guide for Girls & Guys

We’re heading in to the high point of summer, and live music season is still giving you plenty of opportunity to rep your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE wherever you go. We’ll keep you cool at Lollapalooza in the hottest new festival looks featuring hi-rise shorties & knit tanks so you’ll never miss a beat. Check out our Chicago travel guide & Lollapalooza outfits for guys and girls so you can make fun summer memories to savor all year long!

WEAR
GIRLS: 
Right now, we’re all about dark denim. Pair this first essentials strappy top with black denim festival shorties for a look that keeps it simple & makes a statement.  Leather booties will keep you festival-ready, day & night. Throw even more shade by adding the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza.

SHOP IT: First Essentials Cold Shoulder Shirt | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Kaden Bootie
Lapis-Colored Cocktail Ring | Evil Eye Arm Party Bracelets | Spitfire Astro Sunglasses

GUYS: There’s nothing plain about this classic pairing! Throw a cool, printed graphic tee on top of some cut-off denim shorts for a look that lasts. Add a finishing touch while keeping it clean with fresh, white slip-on’s – these sneakers are sure to be a fan favorite.

Get your festival fashion ready for Lollapalooza. Check out our guys' Lollapalooza outfits.

SHOP IT: Indigo Trend Graphic Crew T-Shirt | Core Flex Denim Cutoff Short | Faux Leather Shoe

EAT
The Gage: If you’re looking for a rustic place to refuel with a good meal & a cold drink, The Gage is your place. This Irish restaurant has a long list on tap and is within easy walking distance of Grant Park.

Toni Patisserie & Café: You can’t skip out on the most important meal of the day. Don’t stop exploring, pick up a French-style sweet treat or morning bite to eat on the go.

Giordano’s: What’s better than Chicago deep dish? Nothing. Try the best of the best at Giordano’s to keep you full & festival ready.

Check out Giordano's pizza for a bite to eat in between Lollapalooza sets.

Photo: @giordanospizza

MUSIC
Radiohead:
The beloved & groundbreaking alternative rock band from England has been a crowd favorite since 1985. You won’t want to miss their appearance at Lolla where they’re sure to wow with classics like “Creep” and “Fake Plastic Trees”.

Leon Bridges: The R&B you NEED. The singer & songwriter from Texas got his start in 2015 with the release of song “Coming Home”.  His performance is sure to provide your daily dose of 50’s & 60’s soul, a sound that never goes out of style. We recommend “River” and “Better Man”.

Leon Bridges is sure to be a fan favorite at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.

Photo: @leonbridgesofficial

Silversun Pickups: This Los Angeles bred indie rock band formed combines the influence of The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth for their catchy, dream pop roots. If you’re not familiar with their sound, check them out NOW starting with “Bloody Mary” and “All The Go Inbetweens”.

Don't miss Silversun Pickups at Lolla25.

Photo: @sspu

LCD Soundsystem: If you haven’t yet heard of this unique electronic rock group Led by James Murphy, we need to change that. The group has done nothing but amaze us since they formed in Brooklyn in 2002. Once you’re hooked on their fusion of dance-punk & electronica, you won’t be able to stop listening. Our faves are “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and “I Can Change”.

Mac Miller: Now, that’s a rap. Pittsburgh born and raised Malcom James McCormick, known to fans as Mac Miller, rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album “Blue Slide Park”. His smooth rhymes will make you wonder how he makes spitting verses seem so effortless. Listen to “100 Grandkids” and “Another Night” to hear the best Mac has to offer.

Mac Miller will take the stage at Lolla25.

Photo: @larryfisherman

What are you most excited to do in Chicago? Which artists will you be checking out at Grant Park? Let us know in the comments below & show us your #AEOFESTIVALSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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How To Style The Denim X Straight Crop Jean With Lisa Linh

Denim trends have the tendency to change constantly – one minute you’re in jeggings and the next you’re searching for the perfect slouchy Tomgirl jean. While it’s always important to wear the fit that feels right for you, it’s fun to experiment with new looks, too. This season, cropped, straight denim is making its appearance, and we couldn’t be more excited. With a looser fit that still hugs your curves thanks to Denim X technology, this timeless silhouette gets an update with cool, frayed seams at the crop that will give your #AEOSTYLE an edgier vibe. Blogger Lisa from By Lisa Linh gave us her own take on styling the Denim X Straight Crop Jean. Get to know Lisa and the inspiration behind her look below!

Lisa from by Lisa Linh styles the Straight Crop Jean with an edgy, feminine feel.

Meet Lisa:
Lisa Linh embodies the motto of “wear what you want, when you want” with her Cali-chic style. After 10 years working as a savvy business woman, Lisa said ‘Bye-Bye’ to the corporate world and ‘Hello’ to the luxurious life of being a #BossBabe.

By Lisa Linh is a fashion and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring, motivating, and encouraging readers to follow their dreams. Lisa stands out from the crowd by putting an editorial spin on lifestyle imagery and diverse topics. Along with being a full-time content creator,  she is also a freelance social media consultant and photographer.”

Lisa from by Lisa Linh styles the Straight Crop Jean with an edgy, feminine feel.

What Inspired Lisa’s Look:
“Inspired by the love for summer with bare shoulders and ripped denim, classic trends that are chic and perfect for all body types. I decided to pair the Straight Destroy jeans with a loose fitted off-the-shoulder top and strappy heels for an easy summer night out look. Showing just enough skin, in all the right places, this outfit is a go-to for this season.”

Lisa from by Lisa Linh styles the Straight Crop Jean with an edgy, feminine feel.

Shop the Look: Straight Crop Jean | Cold Shoulder Pintucked Shirt (Similar)
Lace-Up Heeled Clog (Similar) | Spitfire Black Wrap Sunglasses (Similar)

Show us how you wear your AEO Denim X Straight Crop Jean with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured on AE.com.

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Trend Alert! Strappy One-Piece

Pop it like it’s hot! Our Pop Color One-Piece Swimsuit is right on trend with its pop color grommets & trim with a low, strappy lace-up back.

Lauren from Fashionably Lo rocks her fave new swimsuit with confidence and challenges all girls to share what makes them #AerieREAL below!  Trend Alert! Strappy One-Piece

“One of my favorite things about being a blogger is when I get to work with a brand that just gets women. I’m not talking about the types of product they carry or the many colors/patterns they might come in. I’m talking about their mission, their values, their branding, their approach. Aerie is one of those brands that, while yes they have tons of goodies every girl will love, they are also sending it us with a super powerful message: embrace your body, love your body and don’t feel the need or pressure to fit into a mold of what is supposed to be ‘beautiful’.”

Trend Alert! Strappy One-Piece

Shop Lauren’s Look: Pop Color One-Piece SwimsuitTrend Alert! Strappy One-Piece

“If you do a quick look through the #AERIEREAL hashtag on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll see tons of girls celebrating their unique bodies and empowering others to join them. And that is something I can 100% get behind because let’s be REAL, I, just  like everyone else, have body insecurities. I’ve struggled with them for years but love getting the chance to share with you guys just how silly they are. So, I’m throwing on the most amazing, adorable, sexy, flattering one piece and flaunting MY curves, flaws, etc. because all of that is beautiful. And what’s even more beautiful/sexy/amazing is the confidence to do it!”

Trend Alert! Strappy One-Piece

“When I tried on this plum swimsuit for the first time, I fell in love. Not only did I think the color was bomb.com but I loved the strappy back detail with the bright pop of color. I’ve also been a major fan of one-pieces lately because they’re just easier. You don’t have to worry about the bottoms sliding off when you cannon-ball into the pool and they give me total beach babe vibes. I can’t wait to rock this beauty to the next pool party or beach vacay (coming for you, Florida!).

I challenge all of you lovely, confident, hot, powerful ladies to join me in the #AERIEREAL movement. Whether that means heading to the pool in the skimpiest bikini you own (from Aerie obvi) without doubting yourself or snapping a pic on Insta with the hashtag…up to you. I promise, you will feel SO empowered and honestly, ready to rule the world.”

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: MONDAY RECHARGE

Our stylist was hard at work on our latest photoshoot all last week, so this Monday is all about staying in bed and looking fab while she’s at it. Recharge after a week in the heat with the coolest sleepwear, like this Swingy Eyelet Dress in our fave new pink. Underneath, pair our Racerback Boho Bralette with our Boybrief Undies for comfy, breezy layers. Pump the AC, get cozy in our Cable Knit Book Socks and stay cool, girls!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: MONDAY RECHARGEShop Erin’s Look: Swingy Eyelet Dress | Racerback Boho Bralette | Boybrief Undie | Cable Knit Boot Socks | TonyMoly Face Mask

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: MONDAY RECHARGE

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