Natural Mosquito Repellent - Learn How Easy It Is To Make Your Own And The Toxic Chemicals In What You're Buying and Using!
I've recommended Essential Oils for several recipes on this site from homemade cleaning products to homemade skin care products because not only do they smell great, they offer a variety of useful qualities!
You guessed it, some oils also do a great job as a natural mosquito repellent or any natural bug repellent! Clove, Patchouli, Citronella & Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oils are the best for bug repellent.
Another natural bug repellent is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) which you're probably less thrilled about. Actually, once the ACV dries which is almost immediately, it leaves behind no smell.....at least not to us two legged creatures! Below is a couple great recipe to make your own.Clove Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Lemon Eucalyptus Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Citronella Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Patchouli Dark Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil
DEET is the most commonly used ingredient in commercial (store bought) bug repellent. Deet has been linked to neurological issues, rashes, sores and blisters and even death has been associated with the use of DEET. Duke University Medical Center found that DEET causes diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats.
DEET has also been found in 75% of water sources in the U.S. and has proven toxic to aquatic life as well as birds. So, not only does it effect our brains and skin, it's hurting our environment.
That's just one ingredient, although it's the most common offender, there's others like Metofluthrin, that's referred to as chemical poison, chemical IR3535 and more.
It depends on what you're buying but it's safe to say, they pose a health risk to ourselves and families. So let's look at a couple great options, pure and simple!
1/4 cup Distilled Water (or boiled and cooled water)
10-15 drops of Clove Essential Oil
10-15 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil
10-15 drops of Citronella Essential Oil
10-15 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Combine ingredients and pour into a spray bottle, shake well before using.
Spray on exposed skin before going into the great outdoors!
2 Tbls Oil *(olive oil, coconut, sesame, almond.....)
20 drops of any of the above oils. (use a variety to distract a variety of bugs)
*If you want to lighten the oil, you can use 1/2 oil and 1/2 of your choice - ACV, Witch Hazel or Vodka
Apply before going outdoors - Shake well before rubbing on your skin
Enjoy The Great Outdoors
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