DIY Insect Repellent + Bug Bite Remedies

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Most bug repellents found on the market contain a chemical known as DEET (diethyl toluamide), a pesticide with known toxic effects. Children are more susceptible to subtle brain changes caused by chemicals in their environment because their skin more readily absorbs them (up to 56% of DEET enters the bloodstream!) and their still-developing nervous systems are more potently affected.
Nature Shield essential oil is a blend of Citronella, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Lavender, May Chang, Tea Tree, Patchouli, and Catnip. This oil can be diffused indoors, applied to clothing, made into a spray, or used in an oil burner around a picnic area. If using directly on the skin, it’s advised to dilute with a carrier oil.
To learn how to make your own natural bug repellent, click here.
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