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Natural Insect Repellents - Tip offered by Designer Nicole

  With summer officially here, and the awareness for more eco-friendly products on the rise... I thought it might be a good idea to write this weeks blog on natural insect repellents that are easy to make and environmentally conscience.    Natural insect repellent for skin Get rid of those chemical and synthetic based insect repellents that I'm sure are chock full of parabens. Things you need: An essential oil (eucalyptus, lemon eucalyptus, or rose geranium) A carrier oil (olive, vegetable, or sunflower) or alcohol How to prepare: Mix one part of essential oil with fifteen parts of carrier oil or alcohol. The natural insect repellent for the skin is ready. I prefer using carrier oils instead of the alcohol because the alcohol tends to make my skin dry. Olive oil is always a good choice if your skin tends to be sensitive to alcohol.  Please note: test a small patch of your skin to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction before spraying full parts of the body.