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For a mosquito-free summer: How to protect yourself, naturally

Summer is finally here! It's time to get out and enjoy the nice weather and fresh air: seeing friends, camping, relaxing around a fire and... getting eaten by mosquitoes!


Unfortunately, spring and summer are synonymous with the return of insects. Insect repellents are often filled with chemical and carcinogenic ingredients, and mosquitoes can carry contagious diseases that leave more than just a red, itchy trail on our skin.


Fortunately, Naturiste presents a 100% natural solution. Instead of using a chemical insect repellent on your skin (which, quite frankly, repels people more than mosquitoes), why not take advantage of a gentle fragrance that is just as effective against mosquito bites?


We have combined the virtues of essential oils, with beautiful fragrances, but which are completely natural and will not leave any chemical residue on your skin and clothes.


Here is the anti-mosquito recipe: SAY GOOD-BYE TO MOSQUITOS!

2 oz of distilled or boiled water

1 oz of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol

0.5 oz of Naturiste Jojoba oil: for its moisturizing properties and its softness on the skin

50-75 drops of Naturiste essential oils


Mix all of these ingredients in a 4 oz spray bottle, and always shake before use.


Essential oils that work 

Choose 3 or more from this list based on your preferences and separate the drops accordingly. It is very important to put no more than 50 drops of essential oils, to keep the proportions of the ingredients properly balanced.


Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot...

Orange essential oil contains 90-95% limonene, which is deadly to fleas and flies. Also, most insects hate the smell of citrus essential oils (such as sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit and bergamot). Ants, cockroaches, gnats, lice, moths, silverfish, spiders, ticks and weevils all hate the smell of sweet orange essential oil. 

 

Eucalyptus

Generally speaking, most natural mosquito repellents have had mixed results, both scientifically and practically. However, eucalyptus oil mixed with lemon oil, in particular, has shown reliable results when it comes to keeping mosquitoes from biting, regardless of how it is applied. As such, it can certainly be considered one of the most effective natural mosquito repellents.


Lavender

Lavender is an excellent natural insect repellent, as it is a very versatile oil that helps repel all sorts of bugs, from mosquitoes to lice, flies, gnats, ants, bed bugs, moths, spiders, ticks and fruit flies.


Not only does it repel flies, but it smells good and promotes relaxation. It all makes for a perfect summer day!


Peppermint and Spearmint

Peppermint has a fresh, clean smell reminiscent of candy canes and Christmas, but to many insects, it smells horrible. They can't stand the smell and it drives them away. Peppermint is an excellent natural repellent for ants, aphids, bed bugs, box bugs, cockroaches, fleas, fruit flies, flies, lice, moths, spiders, bugs and wasps.


Like peppermint, Spearmint essential oil is also effective in keeping ants, boxelder bugs, flies, gnats, lice, mosquitoes, moths and spiders away. But while these two essential oils are similar, spearmint's lower concentrations of menthol make it a safer oil and more suitable for use around young children.


Cinnamon

Cinnamon's strong scent repels many insects, including wasps, earwigs, bed bugs, silverfish and spiders.  


Our choices

30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 20 drops of lemon essential oil and 15 drops of lavender essential oil. 


Don't forget the small drop of Jojoba oil to make the mixture gentle on the skin and to keep your skin hydrated. 

 

Now you can enjoy the beautiful summer days and evenings without the annoyance of mosquitoes by using a range of products with fresh, natural aromas. If mosquitoes do get to you, our products will help disinfect the bites and also reduce irritation.

 

So go out and enjoy the beautiful summer days and evenings in peace!

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