Why should I consider this?
Citronella:Unlike other varieties of pesticides, citronella not does kill mosquitos. Rather, it repels them and otherpests, reducing the number of mosquitos that land nearby. Citronella works by masking scents that are attractive to insects, namely carbon dioxide and lactic acid in humans.
Geranium:Geraniums repel insects due to the oils that the plant secretes. One of these natural oils is citronella, which is widely used in bug repellants and candles to drive away insects.The plant belongs to the genuspelargoniumand is commonly known to discourage mosquitoes, Japanese beetles, cabbage worms, rose chaffers and leafhoppers.
Patchouli:Patchouli has been recognized for quite some time as being an effective natural insecticide. Its distinct aroma works to drive away pests such as mosquitoes, moths and ants as well as other undesirables such as lice, bed bugs and fleas.
Peppermint:The minty clean aroma ofpeppermintis so much better than that icky chemical smell, and it also serves as a natural insecticide that kills and repels mosquitoes, ants, fleas, beetles, spiders, flies and even mice.
DIY HOMEMADE BUG REPELLENT:RUB ON
This is a crazy simplerecipe. You only need two ingredients: a carrier oil and a mix of essential oils.
- Sweet Almond Carrier Oil or Jojoba Carrier Oil
- 10-20 drops of your preferred bug-repelling essential oil
- small bottleorold jar
In a small bottle or re-use anold jaradd 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Add in 10-20 drops of your preferred bug-repellingessential oil.
To apply, simply shake the bottle well and rub a small amount of oil on exposed skin. The bugs will stay away and your skin will be nourished!