Homemade Repellent

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How to Use Lemon Grass oil as an Insecticide, natural mosquito repellents

Lemon Grass Oil has become one of the most known of all natural insecticides with its pleasing odor and effectiveness. Lemon Grass Oil, which is closely related to citronella, resist a huge variety of pests than the most natural oil mixes.

Complexity: Moderately Easy

Instructions

You will need:

-Lemon Grass Oil

-Distilled water or rubbing alcohol

-Spray bottle

-Candles or Lemon Grass oil lamps

-Different types of oils like lemon eucalyptus and rosemary oil.

-Liquid hand soap, shampoo, lotions.

-Lemon Grass plants

Step 1

Buy pure lemon grass oil to utilize as a natural, safe and pure insecticide. You can qualify the oil in distilled water or rubbing alcohol, and add the mixture into a spray bot for easy application. Concentrated lemon grass oil may be a cause for skin irritation if it is not thinned. You must test this formula on a small area of the skin before spraying it over your body.

Step 2

Warm up lemon grass oil in small lamps and candles to defend large outdoor areas from insects. Also can be used a large number of lemongrass products such as lanterns, large torches and tea lights. You can form a perimeter all around a BBQ or picnic area with lamps and candles and by this way you can defend a large area from insect activity.

Step 3

Use lemon grass oil with different types of natural oils in order to create an even stronger insecticide. Lemon grass oil can be mixed with lemon eucalyptus oil for an insecticide that will defend you for five to six hours per application. Rosemary oil can be made of the common rosemary plant and it can be mixed with lemon grass oil for more aromatic formula and after that will withstand a more greater number of insects.

Step 4

The more effective way in order to discourage insects from biting is to mix several drops of lemon grass oil with other cosmetics Lemon grass oil also can be added to sunscreens, moisturizing lotions, liquid hand soap and shampoos. You only need to add lemon grass oil until the odor of it starts to dominate the other scents.

Step 5

You can plant lemon grass in your orchard to have the permanent access to the oil. In many types of climates lemongrass grows quickly, and the very plant tends to activate as an insecticide. You can make the oil by tearing the lower stalks of it into small pieces, by grinding up its leaves, or by the way of rubbing its juice directly on your skin.

advice and Cautions

-Lemon Grass oil is used in quality of active ingredient in a huge number of DEET-based commercial insecticides.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Repellent

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  2. Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from Rosmarinus Officinalis, sweet, fragrant and medicinal herb from the mint family. The name was derived from the Latin word “Rosemarinus” meaning “Sea Dew” as it has beautiful light blue colored flowers. Rosemary is also known as a “brain herb” since it is an effective stimulant for mental activity. It originates from Spain and is cultivated in Yugoslavia, France, Tunisia, Portugal, Mediterranean areas, Morocco and Spain. A Spanish folk saying is that “where rosemary thrives the mistress is master.”*

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