BUG ME NOT SPRAY
With Neem, Apple Cider Vinegar, And Essential Oils
Bugs hate it, you won’t. Different Type of Mosquitoes are repelled by different ingredients so a mixture of ingredients including essential oils is thought to be more effective then any single ingredient..
Science is still researching exactly how Mosquitoes find us.
While DEET is the gold standard of bug repellent, some people are uncomfortable using it.
You may choose to try a natural bug repellent first unless you are in an area where diseases are carried through insect bites. Typically, natural insect repellents will need to be applied more frequently then chemically created insect repellent..
I am personally repelled by the scent of DEET products and avoid them whenever possible. I have come to develop my own natural repellent. While the initial smell of Apple Cider Vinegar is strong, I like it better than DEET.
Here is the list of ingredients:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar is perhaps the safest of all bug repellent. It is thought to work in two ways, the strong smell probably confuses insects who use something like smell to locate their next victim. Vinegar also acts as a mild antibacterial, eliminating bacterial odors that insects associate with a host.
WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT
NEEM OIL is perhaps the most revered tree in India. The Neem Tree not only provides shade where children play, picnics are held and naps taken but provides shelter from mosquitoes who avoid the tree. Neem is also an insecticide.
SUNFLOWER LECITHIN and CASTOR OIL helps fix the other oils so they will last longer.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
CITRONELLA ESSENTIAL OIL
According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Citronella Fact Sheet”, Citronella has been used extensively as a repellent of mosquitoes, black flies, fleas, and ticks for more than half a century with no reports of adverse effects.
Oil of Citronella is a volatile, liquid oil derived from dried cultivated grasses. It works on insects without harming or killing them. It has a distinctive odor which may make it difficult for some pests to locate a host. The length of repellency time varies with the inert ingredients and the amount of citronella oil in the product.
OTHER OILS USED IN MY BUG ME NOT SPRAY:
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
LEMON EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
CAJEPUT ESSENTIAL OIL, similar to eucalyptus.
FENNEL ESSENTIAL OIL
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
If you order and use, tell me how it worked for you! Thanks!