1000 Flowers for the Planet - #353 Use Natural Insect Repellant
You can make your own natural insect repellent by putting a few drops of lavender oil in a little olive oil. When and as required, dab a little on your pulse points to keep the insects at bay. The advantage to making your own is the reduced cost, the ability to use a glass container which is reusable, the reduction in waste and the capacity to make only what you need, reducing waste even further.
If you can’t be bothered making your own repellent then search the Internet or local organic stores for a commercial solution. Ensure all the ingredients are actually natural and consider any packaging you may be purchasing and its ability to be recycled. A good one I found with a quick look at that world wide web is called ‘Bugged’, a local product for me and one made using 100% natural ingredients. It comes in a tin which can be reused or recycled and it’s even hand made [check out www.beebeauty.com]. See what’s available in your neck of the woods and share your discovery. By choosing ‘all natural’ we reduce the amount of chemicals being put into the environment, not to mention on our skin, and encourage the use of sustainable resources.