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Friday, March 12, 2010

Natural Insect Repellents

It is getting to be that time of year again. Here is a list of some natural repellents. If you have any other tips for insect repellents post in the comments form.

The best oil for repelling insects is Lavender. Variations can be Citronella and Virginian Cedarwood.

Or you could always resort to the very first herbal repellent, chewed TOBACCO!!

Dissolve 1/2 c. or more of baking soda in bath water to soothe skin irritations from sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, and itchy rashes such as chicken pox or hives.

Make a paste with water and baking soda and rub insect bites to relieve itchiness.

As soon as possible after being bitten, moisten your skin and rub an aspirin tablet right over the bite. This helps control inflammation.

To prevent insect bites and actually repel them, take oral tablets of Thiamine Chloride. This B vitamin repels insects by being excreted through the skin.

To prevent bites, bathe in a very diluted solution of chlorine bleach before going out. Mix two capfuls of bleach in a tub of warm water. Soak in it for 15 minutes. This repellent should last several hours.

Certain bath oils, such as Alpha-Keri and Avon's Skin So Soft have a repellent effect as well.

Soothe insect bites by covering the area immediately with salt.

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Atlas Cedar repells insects.

Camphor White can be used as an insect repellent.

Cedarwood Virginia can be used in the wardrobe to repel moths.

Citronella is useful as an insect and cat repellent.

Clove could be an effective mosquito repellent.

Geranium repels insects.

Lavender repels insects.

Thyme can ward off rodents and get rid of fleas.

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