It is pretty amazing that you can take something like virgin coconut oil, and turn it into a useful product like mosquito repellent. The interesting part about this is that you can do it all naturally. Natural insect repellent will not contain any chemicals that are harmful to your body. In addition, it will smell nice and be very effective at taking care of mosquitoes.
The easiest way to make mosquito repellent is to take 3 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil and melt them. Then, you want to add five or six drops of peppermint oil extract. The peppermint oil combined with the coconut oil will help to keep mosquitoes, and other insects away from you. The next step is to rub this oil all over your skin. Make sure to get all of the areas that will be most exposed to insects. Not only is this a great way to get rid of insects, but it is also a good way for you to moisturize your skin. If you are into tanning, it may even help you to get more tan. But even though it can help to get rid of mosquitoes and flies, it may actually attract bees. Don’t use this type of treatment if you think you might be allergic to bees.
This type of repellent will last you for about four hours. It is much better for you to use on your skin than a chemically manufactured repellent. This is because a chemical repellent will likely get absorbed into your skin, and maybe even be very bad for you. With coconut oil repellent, you can take it with you when you’re going to the beach, or when you’re going camping, or anywhere where there are a lot of insects flying around. It will help you to enjoy the outdoors a lot more, and keep from having mosquito bites.