Summers= bugs. And a bug spray becomes practically a crucial item for every household to keep. Of course we don’t want to be bothered and bitten by the unwanted pests.
But most repellents contain harmful chemicals, which according to various studies damage brain cells, can cause behavioural changes, and can have harmful interactions with some medications. They may also cause brain cell death in animals.
Additional research found that up to 15 percent of these chemicals is absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream. The toxic effects of these chemicals include: reproductive disturbances, genetic material mutations, and central nervous system disorders.
But, there is no need to suffer these health problems to ward off the pesky bugs. You can easily make your own- completely natural insect repellent at home. These natural alternatives can be as effective as and sometimes more effective than the commercial repellants.
There are a few different formulations you can make for your natural insect repellent. These repellents involve diluting essential oils that the insects find distasteful or which confuses them.
The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. You can also mix various oils for a great smell.
Use it as and when you need. This spray is refreshing to the skin along with smelling great.
This mixture is very strong and has antiviral and antibacterial properties. You must use it carefully and in limited quantity.
Other than these natural repellents, you can also save yourself from getting bitten by bugs by rubbing lavender oil on your skin, especially your neck, underarms and behind the ears. This will effectively repel the insects.
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