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Don't Let Mosquitoes Get You down - Go Natural

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Mosquitoes are a common problem during the summer months, and many people turn to chemical insect repellents to keep them at bay. However, these products often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your skin and the environment. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that are just as effective, safer for your skin, and better for the planet.

One of the best ways to repel mosquitoes naturally is through the use of essential oils. Certain scents, such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, and lavender, are known to repel mosquitoes. These oils work by masking the carbon dioxide that we exhale, which is what attracts mosquitoes to us in the first place.

Another option for natural mosquito repellent is using hand-made soap. At our Soap Lady Store in Jamestown, NC (and online at www.thesoapladystore.com) we offer a variety of natural, organic, and hand-made soaps that are infused with essential oils like eucalyptus and lemongrass. These soaps not only smell amazing, but they also have insect-repelling properties that will help keep mosquitoes away.

One of the best-selling products at The Soap Lady Store for repelling mosquitoes is our 'Bug Be Gone' , which is a natural insect repellent that is available as a spray or a stick made with essential oils like lemongrass, and eucalyptus. 'Bug Be Gone' is perfect for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and picnics, where mosquitoes and other insects are likely to be present.

Using natural mosquito repellents is not only safer for your skin, but it is also better for the environment. Chemical insect repellents can be harmful to aquatic life and other animals in the ecosystem. By using natural products like essential oils and hand-made soaps, you can help protect the environment while also protecting yourself from mosquitoes.

A few of our suggested soaps are: Lemongrass and Eucalyptus.  These scents are also available in lotions, sugar scrubs and shower gels, so there's a variety to choose from.

In addition to using natural mosquito repellents, there are other steps you can take to reduce your risk of mosquito bites. Wearing long sleeves and pants during early morning and at dusk when mosquitoes are more prevalent, and eliminating standing water around your home are effective ways to keep mosquitoes away.

*A great tip learned from our Vet, if you are bitten, wipe the area with household ammonia. I always keep a small bottle and cotton balls with me for that reason. The ammonia neutralizes the acid from the bite is especially helpful on young children's legs that welt. (Commercial products that are sold for this reason if you look at the ingredient list, it's ammonia much less expensive to buy at your grocery store to keep on hand).

For more information, you can contact us directly, visit our store in Jamestown, or visit our website.

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