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Best Natural Insect Repellent

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Best Natural Insect Repellent

The best natural insect repellent will provide you with the best natural insect repellent recipe, I also have included a natural anti-itch recipe as well. It is important to control insect populations for the safety for our children, there are children everyday rushed to the emergency room from insect related health issues. Children spend the majority of their time outdoors playing, and this makes them vulnerable to insect related problems.

How Insects Affects Our Health

When insects become over populated they can cause dangerous health problems, the most common insects carry diseases and parasites which can make our children unhealthy. Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous insects to our children, our children and babies are more vulnerable than we are to the dangers of our most common insects.

Insect Dangers

  • Transfer diseases and parasites
  • Damage to our homes
  • Can cause infections from their bites
  • Destroys our food supply
  • Harms our pets

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Insect Control

Insect control is necessary to prevent disease and parasite health problems, and by using the best natural insect repellent recipe you can prevent these insects from harming you. Many people use store-bought insect repellents loaded with dangerous chemicals, you are risking the health of your children and pets every time you use these types of insect repellents.

Best Natural Insect Repellent-Common Insects

The most common insects we encounter every day are the most dangerous for our health, you might be surprised how dangerous these common insects can be to your health. People who live in warm climates are more vulnerable than people living in colder climates, so it is important for the use of the best natural insect repellent when you live in the warmer climates.

Common House Fly

Most of us encounter the common house fly regularly, one way to prevent the common fly from becoming a major problem is by doing these things.

  • Bag all your food scraps before putting them in the trash
  • Never allow open septic tanks on your property
  • Always clean up your pet’s waste right away
  • Bagging grass clippings and other yard waste
  • Avoid any food sitting out especially fruit

Common House Fly Diseases

  • Salmonellosis
  • Shigellosis
  • Trchoma
  • Hepatitis A

best natural insect repellent


  • Bag food scraps
  • Keep water drains clean
  • Clean Stoves And Fridges
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen Cupboards

Cockroach Diseases

  • Salmonellosis
  • Shiigellosis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatitis A


Mosquitoes love dark, damp places, you can find mosquitoes in places where rain water collects. The most common places are septic tanks, leach drains and water storage tanks. Even water collecting spots in your yard can attract mosquitoes, so fill in any areas which rain water collects and forms mud puddles for days after it rains.

Mosquito Diseases

  • Ross river virus disease
  • Murray valley encephalitis
  • Barmah forest virus disease
  • Kunjin Virus Disease
  • Dengue Fever


Fleas are found in sandy areas and wet grassy areas, and fleas can cause infections in people as well as in animals. Fleas will bite people when animals are not available, fleas bite animals and people because they require the blood to breed. Fleas and mites will make their homes on animals and people.

Bed Bugs

The old saying “Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite” is not just an old saying, you will find bed bugs hide in the seam cracks of bedding during the day. When nighttime arrives the bed bugs start to feed, and bed bugs bite people seeking a meal of blood. Their bites will be extremely itchy and can lead to infections, you will find bed bugs are the most difficult insect to rid your home of.

best natural insect repellent

Best Natural Insect Repellent- Insect Signs

It is important for people to know the signs of the most common insects, each insect will leave their own signs which can be a warning. Lucky the best natural insect repellent takes very little time to mix up, so what are the signs of the most common insects.

Flies And Mosquitoes

There is no need to look for any signs when flies and mosquitoes are around, you will know whenever these two insects are in your home. The fly is the most annoying insect which sneaks into our homes, but the mosquito is the most dangerous insect out of the two. These two insects will torment you when they are around, so you need no signs to look for when it comes to these two insects.

Cockroaches Signs

  • Tiny black droppings
  • Dead Cockroaches
  • Cockroach egg shells
  • Chewed up paper products

Bed Bug Signs

  • Bloody spots on your bedding
  • Small white eggs in you mattress seams
  • Biting shortly after you go to bed

Best Natural Insect Repellent-Essential Oils

Best Natural Insect Repellent- Recipe

This is the best natural insect repellent recipe which I know, I do suggest you avoid using these oils on your skin. You will experience these oils to repel insects by applying them to your clothes.

Best Natural Insect Repellent-Ingredients

Best Natural Insect Repellent-Directions

  1. Place oils in a spray bottle
  2. Add the alcohol
  3. Mix Well
  4. Pour in the witch hazel
  5. Mix Well
  6. Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
  7. Add water and mix well
  8. Mix well before each time you use

I keep a bottle of this natural insect repellent near my door, and in my first-aid-kit in my car. I also make sure I have a bottle on me when I am participating in my favorite outdoor activities. I even apply the spray on my clothes before I go out to any outdoor events, I suggest you give this recipe a try.

best natural insect repellent

Best Natural Insect Repellent-Anti-Itch Cream Recipe

  • 1 tsp non-nano zinc oxide powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp bentonite day
  • 2 tbsp witch hazel
  • 10 drops peppermint oil

Best Natural Insesct Repellent Anti-Itch Cream Directions

  1. Mix zinc oxide, sea salt, baking soda and bentonite day in small jar
  2. Add witch hazel
  3. Stir consistently to form a creamy texture
  4. Add peppermint essential oil
  5. Store in air tight Jar
  6. Use within two weeks

Natural insect Repellent Store-Bought

For those of you who don’t want to mess with mixing the best natural insect repellent, I suggest you check plant therapy for their kids-safe essential oil blends. They have a very gentle anti-itch kids-safe product and insect repellent, and another good brand you can consider is Badger.

best natural insect repellent

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What Is On My Mind Today?

Protecting ourselves from possible diseases and parasites from the most common insects naturally is important, we are depending way too much on store-bought chemical loaded products. We are getting more than we can handle as it is just from our foods, so by using natural products as much as possible is the best health prevention strategy we can do.








  • Sharon says:

    Hi Jeff,

    My housing area is prone to Aedes mosquito, causing dengue fever. It is good to know that I can use natural ingredients to repel them. The chemical spray is a pain to use. I’ll need to cover my nose using it and I know, it is hazardous to my kids. Thanks for sharing the ingredients and methods.


    • Jeff says:

      Hello Sharon,
      I am happy you found my website and my natural insect repellent recipe,
      those chemicals are dangerous to your health and it upsets me they
      are allowed to be on the market.

  • This is a really great article, thanks for sharing all of the natural remedy recipes. These are going to be great use to me this summer when we are spending a lot of time outdoors.

    • Jeff says:

      Hello Linsey
      I am happy you found my natural insect repellent recipe
      useful, we really need to stop using so many products with
      chemicals we are causing many of our own health problems
      using these products

  • Dena says:

    This is a great article and so informative on insects to watch out for and a natural insect repellant. We seem to have mosquitos every summer and it seems I cannot walk outside without getting attacked. I hate using the regular chemical laden repellants so I am grateful you have posted a all natural recipe using essential oils. I have mixed a few oils together before to use such as the neem oil and eucalyptus with some witch hazel; however, I never really knew how many drops to use and what the ratio should be to the which hazel. Is the all natural insect spray kid friendly and is it ok to spray on your skin or should you just spray your clothing with it?

    • Jeff says:

      Hello Dena
      I would never take the risk of using any essential oils without adding
      a carrier oil, you might not experience any problems yourself but someone
      else could.

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