Here's how you can make your own natural mosquito repellant. Don't use the commercial toxic repellants any more.
The most common ingredient in commercial mosquito repellant contains DEET. DEET is a toxic chemical.
Heavy exposure to DEET has been shown to cause memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may not be evident until months or even years after exposure. The most severe damage occurs when DEET is used concurrently with other insecticides, such as permethrin, for prolonged and frequent periods of time.
Natural Mosquito Repellant
Natural insect repellants make more sense than poisoning oneself with chemicals recommended for only occasional use.
Lemon eucalyptus oil has been shown to provide more than 95 percent protection from mosquitoes for up to three hours. Cinnamon, citronella and thyme have been shown to be repellant to mosquitoes. What’s more, they’ve also shown to be irritating and toxic to the insects. Cumin, lemongrass and coleus have also proven to be repellant and mosquito irritants.