August 30, 2011

DIY Insect Repellent

An insect repellent is a substance used to avoid insects from coming in contact with your skin, clothes or wherever applied.

There is a good number of insect repellents available in the market but if your skin is sensitive and you cannot afford it to come in contact with chemicals you always have the option of using natural insect repellent.

These natural insect repellents are none other than essential oils so with the correct knowledge of these oils you can even make them at home.

Annie B. Bond is known as a herbalist and essential oil specialist. Some of the Annie’s easy recipes for insect repellents include repellent soap. You can make it in a few minutes at home.

Insect Repellents Soap

Mix 10-15 drops of essential oils with one ounce of liquid castile soap and add essential oils like lemon balm, lavender, rose geranium, and pennyroyal. And your insect repellent soap is ready for use. To avoid ticks you can use essential oils to mix in fruit or nut oil. Use the amount in drops and to the extent that you can easily tolerate.

Insect Repellent Liquid

Add 25 drops of essential oil (mentioned above) in apple cedar vinegar juice. Or you can simply add ¼ cup water instead. Your own home made repellant is ready and you can apply it on your clothes or skin.

You can always use natural repellents to take care of your sensitive skin and do not let it get allergic.

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