5 Reasons to Switch to Using a Natural Mosquito Repellent
Warmer weather isn’t the only arrival we have this Spring. Mosquitoes are also making a comeback, promising us days filled with bug swatting and itchy red bumps on our arms and legs. While we’re lucky mosquitoes in New Zealand don’t carry malaria or dengue fever, we still don’t enjoy being bitten by the hungry little bloodsuckers. However, before you reach for a chemical-laden and toxic repellent, check out five reasons why you should switch to using a natural mosquito repellent instead.
5 Benefits of Using a Natural Mosquito Repellent
It’s late at night, and there’s a high pitched whining in your ear and flying above the bed. The mosquito has arrived, just looking for a tasty feed and you’re on its radar. If you’ve planned ahead and applied a repellent, well done. If not, you better get to it quick smart. Remember to choose a natural mosquito repellent though because it is:
DEET free. DEET, also known as N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, is a chemical which is toxic to a human’s central nervous system.
Safe for sensitive skin. Only containing natural or/and organic ingredients, a natural bug repellent reduces the risk of allergic reactions, skin irritation and rashes.
Contains essential oils, used for centuries to repel insects and mosquitoes. Not only will it keep your body bite free, but also smelling great too!
Doesn’t contain any parabens. These are artificial preservatives which have been linked to cancer and other illnesses.
Healthy for the environment. A natural repellent is environmentally friendly and safe for you to use too.
Does a Natural Mosquito Repellent Work?
Researchers have found that natural bug repellents are just as effective at synthetic chemical versions. One of the ingredients which were identified as being successful was oil of lemon eucalyptus. Other known ingredients which have antidotal evidence of working include peppermint, citronella, lemongrass, cinnamon, thyme, catnip and lavender essential oils.
Natural & Organic Mosquito Repellents We Recommend
Here at TIGS&BOO, we take health and well-being seriously. The bug sprays and roll ons we sell, are ones we personally feel safe about using on our own bodies. They are the: