Due to global warming, many countries there is concern about the proliferation of insects whose bites can sometimes transmit various diseases and even be fatal (anaphylactic shock) as in the case of individuals allergic to bee stings .
In order to keep the bugs at bay and to repel them, there are many products on the market. However, they typically are highly polluting and toxic to human health, domestic animals and the environment in general
In this sense, which for decades has used carbamate insecticides, benzene, paradicloro organo-phosphates, which, according to studies, produce defects in the fetus, interfering with the immune system and cause chronic liver damage. Inclusive, to lift clothes moths have been used for years mothballs in closets which, according to investigations, is carcinogenic.
Therefore it is necessary to know natural ways to help us and fight to repel insects.
Aromatherapy and natural repellents
The natural repellents and aromatherapy Aromatherapy offers natural alternatives to repel insects. However, it is necessary to ensure that the oils to be used are pure. Among the most recommended are the following.
- Neem tree is used in Ayurvedic medicine because of its medicinal properties. In 1959 when a plague of locusts ravaged the Sudan, this tree was the only species that was not affected by it. Due to this fact, there were several investigations that found that the essential oil extracted from it is an effective insecticide.
- Patchouli: Patchouli essential oil is a potent repellent. In India, it has been used for centuries to ward off moths tissues. At home, you can use in aroma diffusers or vaporizers, only few drops enough to ward off mosquitoes and other insects.
- Other oils which, likewise, are excellent natural insect repellents are geranium, laurel, lavender, cedar, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree and lemon grass.
Formulas and recipes to produce natural repellents
Based on these essential oils and some other natural features can develop effective organic repellents.
However, it is advisable to try before on a small area of skin essential oils (always mixed with almond oil or olive oil) to see if there is any allergic reaction.
- Natural repellent # 1: Mix 6 drops of lavender, patchouli 4 drops, 3 drops of lemon grass and 4 teaspoons of sweet almond oil. Fill with this preparation a small dropper and put the rest in a place protected from light and heat. Label the bottle with the product name and the date of production as its duration is six months. Rub the skin with this preparation when necessary to repel mosquitoes in particular.
- Natural repellent # 2: Mix 3 drops of lemon grass and 3 lavender and place in a vaporizer in order to spray the house and especially the rooms to ward off mosquitoes.
- Natural repellent # 3: Put a few drops of lavender essential oil on cotton balls and store them in the wardrobes in order to ward off moths.
- Natural repellent # 4: Clean and scrub the kitchen surfaces with vinegar to which the ants away.
General recommendations for avoiding insect
Besides the use of natural repellents are advised to consider some tips for keeping insects at bay as the following:
- Avoid brightly colored clothing, scented deodorants, perfumes, colognes, hairsprays, and other scented products for hair, as these attract bees, wasps and mosquitoes.
- Avoid going outside at peak times when mosquitoes bite (dusk and dusk).
- Avoid spend the night sleeping on the bare floor.
- Spraying plants with horsetail tea or essence of the neem tree.
- Burn some incense sticks or candles, flavored with thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint or lavender.
- Place potted plants as laurel, basil, lavender and geranium,
Recommendations after a sting:
- Rub the bite area with banana skin, soap, vinegar or ammonia.
- Apply ice cubes cut wrapped in a cloth.
- Mix clay with enough water to make a paste and then apply to the bite,
- Rub a piece of freshly cut onion.