Natural Insect Repellents
Keeping bugs away
with a conventional insect spray can help, but many insect repellants leave skin
and clothing oily and smelling like heavy chemicals, some that are toxic.
Some examples of natural ingredients which may already be in your cupboard and
work to ward off summer insects include…..
mint leaves and grinding it up into a paste, diluting with water and
putting in a spray bottle for use as bug spray.
peppers also work when watered down in a spray.
vanilla extract can also be rubbed behind the ears, on the neck, and
wrists to ward off pests.
oil is very effective, but should not be applied in raw form to skin.
oil or a lavender flower rubbed behind the neck and ears helps keep the
bugs away, and provides a pleasant fragrance. This helps prevent insect
bites as well as lice.
Catnip oil has ten times the effectiveness of DEET repellent.
extract keeps bugs away.
a diet rich in garlic also helps.