Natural Oils Insect Repellent

natural oils insect repellent

Many people refuse to use insect repellents that contain DEET. This is due to concerns that this chemical may pose a health risk.

Although the EPA says DEET is safe, as long as it’s used as intended, the agency does issue some guidelines. One recommendation includes not applying it to the hands and mouths of children, and not putting it “under clothing.” Consumers are also urged to wash their skin with soap and water after use.

If you’re like me, you don’t like putting anything that’s even a little bit questionable on your own skin, or on your loved ones. About 60 percent of everything we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bodies.

Natural Oils Insect Repellent

So, if you wish to avoid using DEET, as I do, various plant-based bug repellents exist. For instance, the active ingredients in Iwilla Remedy Bug Off Herbal Insect Repellent are derived from plants instead of from chemicals.

Iwilla Bug-Off spray is non toxic. It contains essential oils and neem seed oil, a natural insecticide. Bug Off is gluten free and safe to use on children. It can be used on household surfaces as well. Essential oils may smell wonderful to us. But, apparently, insects find these odors offensive. That’s why, in the spring, when ants appear, I sprinkle a few drops of natural essential oil my kitchen sponge when I wipe down my counters.

According to the company, this bug spray can also be used around the kitchen sink and on counter tops, where insects often invade. It can be used indoors or outdoors. The manufacturer says it’s safe for children, but is not intended to be used during pregnancy.

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These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This product is not intended to be used during pregnancy.