There are a large number of commercial products that claim to help repel annoying pests and insects, but most of the time these products are loaded with harsh chemicals that not only kill the insects, but cause harm to your health as well.
In this article, we are going to present you a far better and natural alternative, as well as a few quick tips and ingredients you can use to repel pests. The best thing about these alternative methods is that they don’t cost a fortune to prepare and they work far more efficiently than the commercial products.
Ingredients you will need:
- 30 drops of lemon-eucalyptus essential oil blend
- 4 oz of vodka, witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
- 1 tsp. of Vanilla extract
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle well and use it as every other pest repellent. The formula can last up to 4 hours, so make sure you spray again every now-and-then.
Down below is a list of several other natural options and we suggest you to take a look:
All you have to do is crush the lavender flowers and apply the oil on the affected areas.
- Cinnamon Roll
Just mix 4 oz of water with 24 drops of oil and spray the solution on the affected area or clothing.
- Thyme Oil
If you want to prepare a homemade brew, mix 4 drops of the oil to every teaspoon of olive, jojoba or other base oil, but for a homemade spray, mix 2 oz of water with 5 drops of thyme oil.
- Greek Catnip Oil
Research has shown that Greek catnip oil repels mosquitoes for 2-3 hours and works 10 times better than DEET.
- Soybean Oil
Mixing lemongrass oil and soybean oil results in a solution which repels various species of mosquitoes and insects.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been proven by research to be significantly effective against bush flies, biting midges and mosquitoes.