How to prepare an effective natural insect repellent

Insects can be a real pest as well as a danger to our health. In some areas of the world they are a deadly problem. Using industrial repellents, while effective, exposes us to chemicals and toxins.Below we suggest 2 recipes for natural insect repellents.

Citronella oil. Made from a plant native to Asia, it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, but it also has great repellent action against mosquitoes, lice and fleas. You can apply citronella oil directly to your arms, or apply it to the corners of your home.

Lavender oil. It is extracted from lavender leaves, and has a very pleasant fragrance. One of the many uses of this oil is precisely as a natural repellent

You can dilute lavender oil in a carrier oil, or in apple cider vinegar. Just a few drops applied to the skin is enough to have great repellent action.

Chamomile. Bring 250 grams of chamomile flowers to a boil, then apply to the skin every two hours to keep mosquitoes away.