"Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by ancients."
Warm weather is back and so are mosquitoes and other biting insects. Many people reach for chemical repellents to kill them, but there is a problem: Most conventional insect repellents come with serious risks, and some insecticides are almost as poisonous to people as they are to pests. Most insect repellents contain a substance called N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET for short. These types of repellents are very effective but can cause eye and skin irritation. There is also evidence DEET may cause neurological problems, including seizures.
So, what are the alternatives to conventional insect repellent?
Make your own bug repellent:
This is a natural, safe solution to control annoying insects.
Other essential oils to consider:
Consider adding these powerful plants in your garden to repel mosquitoes:
If you know any other plants or oil that work, let me know in comments below.
"For Educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."
Iva Pravda is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from Kitchener who is helping her clients reach their goals through nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. In her spare time Iva is learning and looking for simple ways for everyone to live an easier, healthier life.