Since traveling to India and Africa and actually seeing mosquitos as big as flies I have armed myself with information on safe bug repellant. My goal was to find non-toxic and DEET free formulations as I enjoy the outdoors here in Colorado and on my travels. I found a variety of formulations available for purchase at most health stores and Whole foods. Additionally, you can keep a couple of these tips in mind to avoid these annoying and also disease carrying bugs.
-Eat plenty of garlic. Garlic has been shown to keep blood sucking monsters like vampires and mosquiotos away! Please note, that this may impact your ability to share a romantic kiss by the campfire!
-Grow lemon balm in your window sill or in a pot. It has many uses, one of which is a mosquito repellant when crushed and rubbed on the skin.
I also checked out “Off-the-Shelf and Homemade Natural Insect Repellents” by www.thedailygreen.com
From homemade insect repellents made with essential oils to off-the-shelf natural bug sprays you can buy on-line, learn all about avoiding mosquitoes, ticks and other summer pests here. By Annie B. Bond
Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/natural-insect-repellents-460608#ixzz22Q2VXAh1