Summer harvest time… the universe celebrates this time of the year with joy, sunshine, and warmth. While enjoying life in summer time, we must be aware of the tiny insects – staring at us menacingly and hungrily. Mosquitoes, for instance, are more active and bothersome during the warm seasons and can potentially cause an itchy bite reaction. Today, we will introduce the importance of natural bug repellent and summarize the ingredients, tools, or essential oils we can utilize to keep mosquitos and bugs away the natural way!
As many of you know, mosquitos, insects, and bugs may pass down infected bites that will transmit viruses and fatal diseases. Most of the time, “prevention is the best policy.” Yet, it’s easy to say but hard to do. The market has many methods and consumer goods to prevent mosquito or insect bites. You may try the following methods as a bug control approach:
- Recent mosquito research (Gates Notes)
- Insect repellent machine
- Cover up clothing
- Natural Bug repellent wipes
- Natural Bug repellent spray
- Mosquito zapper
- Insect coil
The goals of insect repellents are not about killing insects but to repel them away with the smell they do not like. The chemical Deet, also known as diethyltoluamide, is a well-known active ingredient.
As consumers we need to be aware of potential dangers of Deet insect repellent and look for natural alternatives. This is when all natural insect repellent products come into play. For our loved ones, those who we want to protect from insects as well as harmful repellents such as DEET.
You may wonder, if natural bug repellents are still useful without the chemical Deet? That’s a great question, and we will go over four effective scents from natural plants that will repel bugs effectively the safe natural way.
Sweet grass, also known as holy grass or vanilla sweetgrass, is used as natural insect repellent by native indigenous people. If you are interested in learning how to plant your own sweetgrass as your natural insect repellent, check out our most popular blog post here!
2. Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
What comes to your mind when you hear rosemary? It’s used to season many foods! Mine was steak… Yet do you know it is widely used to repel insects or bugs like mosquitoes? Rosmarinus Officinalis is a plant native to the southern Mediterranean European countries. Many natural insect repellents add rosemary as an active ingredient because of its extracted compounds, borneol and camphor (amnh.org, 2009).
3. Citronella (Pelargonium Citrosum)
Some people also call it “citrosa.” This plant can be seen in southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand but is widely marketed as a commercial good for repelling mosquitoes because of its extracted components, borneol and camphor, in North America and Europa (amnh.org, 2009). Camphor is a powerful pain reliever when used topically. It will also help reduce swelling. The effective compounds, including limonene, citrosa, and geraniol, deliver scents that can repel insects when we properly applied to skin or clothing.
4. Lemongrass (Cybnopogon citrates)
Lemongrrass is known as a perennial herb, which can be found in Australia, Africa, India, South America, and the United States. Many consider this plant a medicinal plant and use it in natural insect repellents because of its chemical components: alpha-pinene, citronella, citronellol, and geraniol (amnh.org, 2009).
Planning summer activities before the season passes? Going on a hike? Walking on the beach? Traveling abroad? Adirondack Fragrance Farm provides various 100% all natural insect repelling supplies for outdoor lovers and indoor home bodies who dislike being bothered by insects and mosquitos.
It is a great choice to bring when hiking, fishing, or camping with your family for peaceful and enjoyable summer activities. Most importantly, the natural ingredients are suitable for those needing our protection, such as babies and kids. What is more unique about us besides all pure natural insect repellent products? All-Natural Bug Repellent Balm and Natural Bug Repellent Candle! They are both convenient to carry around to keep mosquitoes away. The active ingredients for many of them are
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)
- Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella)
- Eucalyptus Citriodora
Each can be a great choice for a natural insect repellent because it contains a scent a mosquito is repelled by, according to the Outdoor Favor, a passionate blogger who likes outdoor activities. There is still so much for us to do and enjoy because summer is not over yet. Remember to bring our safe plus complete 100% pure natural bug repellent goods with you for insuring your enjoyment of the summer season.
Sometimes, prevention doesn’t always work. You may wonder how to make bug bites stop itching or how to soothe mosquito bites. That’s why, besides our natural bug repellents, you may need our bug bite soother to stop the itch. It contains natural components traditionally used to soothe bites from insects or mosquitos. Are you interested in knowing why mosquito bites itch? Leave your comments, and we will let you know! For now, we will introduce you to some natural essential oils we use to help you get rid of itchiness from bug bites.
***These products have not been approved by the FDA though the individual ingredients have. This is not intended to replace the advice of a physician nor is it intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. For external use only. Avoid contact with eye area. Do not ingest. Discontinue product use if there is any redness or itching. Keep out of reach of children.***
Remedy 1: Tea Tree Oil
Some of you may know tea tree oil as melaleuca oil. It is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. Because of its antibacterial and anti-fungal natural extracts, people often use tea tree oil topically to soothe acne, athletes’ foot, nail fungus, and insect bites.
Remedy 2: Peppermint Essential Oil
Sound familiar? Many of you may even picture its particular scent without smelling it because of teas, candy, and toothpaste you’ve tasted before. The effective chemical components are menthol and menthone. They help make the bug bite soother cooling and refreshing, and they pair well with the tea tree for making a very pleasing scent you will love using!
Thanks for joining us today to learn about effective ingredients for natural bug repellents and soother! Remember to leave your comment down below to share your thoughts 🙂