Keeping Insects at Bay This Summer
With the arrival of summer, insects can quickly become unwelcome guests. Don't fret! Here are some effective home remedies to keep insects away, including the use of essential oils and herbs. And for those summer evenings in the garden or pub, Napiers Bugbuster is the perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Home Remedies for Insect Repellents
Instead of relying on commercial insect repellents that may contain harsh chemicals, consider these natural alternatives:
1. Essential Oils
Essential oils like citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint have insect-repelling properties. Dilute a few drops in water or carrier oil and apply it to exposed areas of the body.
Planting insect-repellent herbs such as basil, rosemary, mint, and lemongrass in your garden or keeping them in pots around your outdoor seating areas can help deter insects.
3. Lemon and Cloves
Inserting cloves into halved lemons and placing them around the outdoor space can help repel flies and mosquitoes.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Mixing equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and applying it to your skin or using it as a room spray can help keep insects away.
5. Napiers Bugbuster: Your Summer Companion
For easy protection against insects during those summer evenings in the garden or pub, Napiers Bugbuster is your ideal skincare companion.
Bugbuster contains a unique Highland Bog Myrtle (myrica gale) extract, which is a hardy herbaceous shrub well known for its insect repelling properties and is disliked by biting insects such as midges. This extract is obtained from a dried collection of wild Bog Myrtle leaves and extracted to a hydrosol (flower water), which is then combined with a blend of citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, chickweed, and jojoba oil to create a gentle yet effective insect repellent cream.
Remember to always follow the instructions and recommendations for any home remedies or products you use. Keep in mind that individual sensitivities may vary, so it's essential to do a patch test before applying any new product to your skin.