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How Do You Choose A Natural Insect Repellent?

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How Do You Choose A Natural Insect Repellent?

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Natural insect repellents often seem like a good idea. DEET-based insect repellents carry a number of warnings, particularly about use with children. But do you know how to choose a natural insect repellent? Consider why you are looking for a natural insect repellent. Is it because you have heard the warnings about DEET-based repellents and you don’t want to take your chances or is it because you have not had the time to do your research to understand DEET-based repellents? There are a number of options available to you. Many of them involve using plant essential oils such as citronella, eucalyptus, cedar, peppermint and others. Understand that these essential oils are not made to repel mosquitoes or other insects; the oils confuse the mosquitoes by throwing them off of your natural scents. Some scents will be more effective than others. One of the most effective natural insect repellents is citronella, in candles and in some newer skin products. Don’t like the smell of citronella? Bot

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