Eco-friendly lemon Eucalyptus oil is the only natural insect repellent registered with the E.P.A. and proven as effective as DEET.
April 29, 2009
Green Bug Repellents
It's warming up, the bugs are here, Send them buzzing away in fear, Use repellents made the eco-friendly way, Insects don't like green blood anyways! Buzz Off...Naturally!
As the weather warms up, nature's dinner bell starts to ring and pesky insects everywhere begin to lick their chops. Spoil their human feast by using eco-friendly insect repellents that meet a few important guidelines.
Stay away from products that contain the chemical DEET, which can cause headaches and severe long-term health problems.
Use repellents that contain natural plant-derived oils such as citronella, tea tree, neem, jojoba, pennyroyal, noni, soybean, thyme, lavender, or lemon eucalyptus.
You can even make your own green insect repellent. In a spray bottle, mix 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/3-cup witch hazel, and 5 drops of citronella, Eucalyptus oil, or any of the other essential plant oils. Shake vigorously and store in the refrigerator.
Many eco-friendly repellents are available nationwide. Some examples include Second Skin Naturals, California Baby, Badger Balm, and Repel Lemon Eucalyptus.
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