If you ever looked at the label of a store-bought insect repellent, you’ve probably read a lot of ingredients that you’re not sure how to pronounce or some you’ve never saw before.
And, even though this is the case, most people continue using these products and spray them on their bodies or in their surroundings to repel mosquitoes, wasps, bees, etc.
However, as with any other chemicals, they have side effects too. And, some of them can be really dangerous for us!
One of the most common active ingredients of insect repellents is DEET, which has been found toxic for the central nervous system.
Moreover, according to the National Centres for Poison Control, there are reports of up to 5000 poisoning cases linked to this chemical!
Long-term exposure to it can lead to death of neurons in the brain that can cause issues with learning, muscle movement, and memory.
With this in mind, it’s good to know that there are effective and natural alternatives to these repellents.
We’re going to present one which is very simple, yet quite potent! Thanks to it, you’ll say goodbye to wasps, mosquitoes, wasps, etc. during these summer days in the most natural way.
Come on; let’s check it out together…
DIY Insect Repellent with Cloves & Lemons
Cloves are very beneficial in the fight against insect repellents because they can’t stand its scent.
This is why essential clove oil can help repel mosquitoes and it’s often used in a lot of different bug repellents.
They’re combined with lemons because insects also go away from its scent. Here’s how to make the natural DIY insect repellent.
6 to 12 cloves
Cut the lemons in half and then poke the cloves half into one lemon and half into the other.
Set the lemons as decor near your outdoor table. You’ll soon see how there will be no insect around you.
You can also take oral supplements of vitamin B1 to reduce the chance of mosquito bites. It can be of aid because it helps mask the natural odors that attract these insects.