Darn mosquitoes! I've seen some pretty horrific bites from these wicked bugs this summer. The victims were using products with deet and still got bit. Yikes! So not only do those products not keep you safe, they load you up with toxins as a side benefit. Yuck!
Enter a better way. I use a spray of a few essential oils in a small glass bottle filled with water. Shake it well and spray away. The mosquitoes don't even come near me. People do though - even babies - because it smells great and is completely safe.
Oils to try include: Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Clary Sage. Fennel was shown in an Italian study to kill up to 50% of mosquito larvae.
If you want to know about the very pure, high grade essential oils I love to use, email me and I'll send you some info. Mary@thejoyofbeingwell.com
Enjoy your summer.
Over the last 30+ years I've been gathering tips to help my family live a healthier life. I'll share some of those here with you and welcome your ideas as well.