One of the best ways for you to use extra virgin coconut oil is as a mosquito repellent. The nice part about coconut oil repellent, is that it does not contain harmful chemicals. Several mosquito repellent contain pesticides, and some even contain harmful chemicals like DDT. You really don’t want to have this type of pesticide on your body, because it could adversely affect you. If you want something that is not only natural, but does a fairly good job at getting rid of pests, then you should try the following solution.
First of all, take about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil and melt them very slowly. Be careful not to overheat the virgin coconut oil, because if you do, it will lose some of its beneficial properties. Be very careful that you do not overheat it. The next step is to add about three or four drops of peppermint oil extract. Natural peppermint oil is very very concentrated. Peppermint is also a good deterrent for mosquitoes, and other types of pests (although I don’t think it repels bees, so this method isn’t recommended for people who are allergic to bees). The next thing that you want to do is to rub the coconut oil all over your body. Not only will this help prevent you from getting mosquito bites, but it will also help protect your skin. Coconut oil has natural antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.
In addition, rubbing coconut oil into your skin will also help to moisturize it and to keep it from drying out. Also, the peppermint oil will help you to smell nice while it works hard to keep insects away. Using virgin coconut oil in combination with peppermint oil, will do a good job at keeping pests and mosquitoes away. This type of repellent will also last you for 4 to 6 hours. It is a lot better to put this on your skin than to use OFF for any other type of mosquito and pest repellent. Virgin coconut oil has more than 101 different uses. Using it to make insect repellent, is only one of these uses.