Especially during this time of the year, flies, mosquitoes, and all kinds of other insects are the biggest party breakers! Therefore, as soon as some of these start to buzz around you, you surely reach for the insect repellent at hand and start the fight!
Yet, you should know that these repellents can do more harm than good, as they are full of chemicals and toxins, which can be bioaccumulative, and your body will continue to collect it over a long period of time, without able to eliminate it.
Hence, it is a fact that the continual use of these pesticides poses serious health risks over time.
Their frequent use might cause:
- damage to central nervous system and kidney
- irritation to eye, nose, and throat
- increased risk of cancer
The most common symptoms of the exposure to pesticides include nausea, headaches, dizziness, and muscular weakness, as well as even more severe ones, like endocrine disorders, liver and kidney damage, and cancer.
Fortunately, you are not completely unarmed, as there are effective natural alternatives to the conventional pesticides. The following natural recipe contains essential oils which will keep these pesky pests at bay.
- 50 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 20 drops of basil essential oil
- 20 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 cups of water
In a spray bottle, mix the essential oils with the vinegar and water. Seal it, shake well, and spray all the areas in the home where you often notice these insects.
This will prevent their visit to your home so you can enjoy the hot and sunny summer!