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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Natural Insect Repellant

By Joseph Parish

Have nothing to do during this long harsh winter? Why not make some good use of your indoor time and create a batch of insect repellant after all before long you will be starting that garden outside and along with a garden comes those pesky insects.

Deet is the main ingredient found in most of the commercial repellents and is generally deemed to be a health risk. The fact remains that there is another more natural option which you can take. Without doubt everyone is starting to go natural these days and insect repellant is no exception to this rule. It seems that the canon these days is to use natural ingredients in just about every product made. In view of this I have taken the liberty to write this article about the use of a natural insect repellant product,

Here I have listed a natural spray that is safe enough to spray on your complete body. This repellant is Deet free, non-toxic and safe for children.

Supplies required

1 - 8 ounce spray type bottle

1/2 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil

1 teaspoon of cedarwood essential oil

1 teaspoon of eucalyptus essential oil

2 teaspoon of citronella essential oil

1 1/2 teaspoon of lemongrass essential oil

Peppermint, eucalyptus and citronella all have useful properties which tend to repel certain insect pests. This combination of essential oils represents a fool proof means of repelling the majority of insects.

Initially, when you begin you will need to mix together the above products in the 8 ounce spray bottle. Next you will need to fill the remainder of your bottle with some Witch Hazel.

Shake the bottle well before each use and apply as often as it is needed.

You can readily purchase essential oils at any health food store however ensure that the ones which you purchase as listed as "pure" essential oil on its bottle. If you fail to get the pure essential oils you will merely be wasting your money as you will not achieve the desired results.

Copyright @ 2009 Joseph Parish


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