Natural Mosquito Repellents
This can be the worst time of year for annoying insects such as mosquitoes. However, many families are reluctant to rely on chemical sprays or products for protection. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that some claim provide surprisingly good results. Essential oils are a particularly popular choice, with lavender, citronella, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint and/or clove often being identified as the most effective. However, these oils may need to be applied more frequently than chemical solutions. Inside the home, a drop or two on a light bulb (or your pillow) has been considered a successful deterrent against buzzing intruders. Different potencies or combinations may have different effects, so ask an herbalist or pharmacist before experimenting.