The first thoughts of an organic company came during the summer of 2008 when my house was damaged by a severe storm and became infested with insects. Pregnant at the time and increasingly eco-conscious, I started reading the labels of traditional insect repellents and realized they were ridden with harmful chemicals and other ingredients that were unknown to me. Fearful of what these chemicals could do to my unborn child, my family and I began to research various essential oils and the properties they contained.
Shortly thereafter, we invested in a small machine that allowed us to mix small quantities of essential oils. After much research we wound up with a variety of oils, all of which had repellent properties to varying degrees. By dint of hard work and extensive mixing and matching we eventually derived a formula that actually repelled insects, was kind to skin and was safe. Sharing with friends and other family members led to positive confirmation of our findings and Greenerways Organic Bug Spray was born.