LavenderIt is believed that lavender oil, besides having healing properties in aromatherapy, could repel moths, fleas and mosquitoes. However, to date there are not enough studies to show that this plant meets the requirements told by the World Health Organization (WHO) on pesticides.
Lemon eucalyptusMeanwhile, a study that collected the National Institutes of Health found that the active ingredients of lemon eucalyptus help repel mosquitoes. However there is no registration by the Environmental Protection Agency for commercial use eucalyptus as insect repellent
Rubber lemon AustraliaSo far the only repellent herbal that is recommended for use in endemic areas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the PMD, a product derived from the distillation of the leaves of rubber tree lemon Australia of the active ingredient to-menthane-3,8-diol is obtained.
CitronellaOn the other hand, essential oils and citronella extracts have been used for years as principal ingredients in several mosquito repellents sold in Europe and North America, according to the National Institutes of Health.
NeemAzadirachta oil, known as Neem, has demonstrated efficacy in insect repellency with varying results. Due to the scarcity of scientific studies, this product is not recommended as an effective use by travelers in endemic areas repellent.
CoconutCoconut oil is part of one of the active ingredients included in the preparation of Bite Blocker, a commercial preparation which also contains glycerin, lecithin, vanilla, geranium and soybean oils that might even have an effect repellent to 7 hours, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health.
MintIn rural communities in various parts of the world tend the plants that come from the mint family, such as Lamiaceae, Poaceae, and Pinaceae to ward off mosquitoes, either by using oils or burning plants and placing used within households .
Various combinationsThe National Institutes of Health report that together, various plant extracts can function as an effective repellent. In fact, several commercial brands use mint, lemongrass, geranium, pine oil, patchouli oil mint and cloves in their products.
Some considerationsAlthough the mixture of several natural products represents an alternative, it has been found that these components mainly are highly volatile and their effectiveness is short term. However, this problem can be solved by using fasteners.
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