We have all experienced the need to use a mosquito spray, but have had concerns about spraying chemicals onto our skin. Many mosquito sprays can cause skin rashes, and a variety of allergies, because they may contain ingredients that you would never suspect would be present.
Many store-bought mosquito sprays are made from synthetic ingredients, which are known to irritate lungs and eyes.
When you read the ingredients listed on the can, you will commonly see formaldehyde, a known cancer causing substance.
You may also see dichlorobenzene, which is a phthalate known to harm the unborn fetus, and small children. It can kill small pets, such as birds, and harm other pets, such as dogs and cats, to the point that they develop health issues in eyes, lungs and skin. When you inhale this, you are inhaling the pesticide DDT.
Sadly, manufacturers are not required to write the word ‘phthalate’. Instead it is allowed to be listed as perfume, parfum, or fragrance!
If you use mosquito spray regularly, you should know that this could explain many strange symptoms you or your family have been having. Watering eyes, asthma, mucus membranes too dry or too wet, allergies, and nausea, are just some of the problems caused by mosquito sprays.
Aerosol cans contain propellants such as butane, and these can cause similar symptoms to those listed above.
These chemicals are all cumulative, which means they accumulate in your cells. Many years of use can even lead to serious health problems such as reproductive disorders or cancers.
It is so easy to make a homemade non-toxic Mosquito Spray, that is truly natural, and healthy. And it won’t stink!
How to make Homemade Mosquito Spray
This DIY mosquito spray smells so good, you will want to wear it as perfume!
Drop these Essential Oils into a spritzer bottle of 4 oz water.
Shake before use, then spray into the air around you.
You can also pour some out into a little bowl, and place it next to you.
Natural Mosquito Spray for your Skin
If you would like to spray several areas directly onto your body, use the following formula:
Drop these Essential Oils into a spritzer bottle of 4 oz water. Shake before use. Spray onto wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, and chest.
Not only will this mosquito spray repel mosquitoes, it will also impart many health benefits to you, which you can read about, under Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cedarwood, and Lavender.