Mornings with Dave & Jen

Mosquito Repellents
Mosquito Repellents

Now that it’s summer, lots of people are heading outside…to get CHEWED UP by mosquitoes!

Before you stock up on DEET…which is poisonous to YOU, too…here are six all-natural repellents from Care2.com:

Citronella oil.  A lot of us smell a citronella candle and immediately think of barbecues.  But you can actually buy pure citronella essential oil and rub it right on your skin, which is more effective than using candles.

Soy oil.  Studies have shown that soy oil is just as effective as DEET.  Plus, it makes a great body moisturizer and it’s also supposed to slow down the growth of body hair (!).

Catnip.  Not just for cats anymore, the essential oil in catnip was shown in one study to be TEN TIMES as effective as DEET in keeping mosquitoes away.

Neem seed oil.  It comes from a plant that grows in India and Malaria researchers have found it repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET.

Lavender.  This is another traditional repellent that works great and SMELLS great, too.  Just take pure lavender oil and rub it on your skin, like with the citronella.

Garlic.  Eat fresh garlic until it comes out of your pores, and mosquitoes won’t touch you…but no one else will want to either, so there’s that.

D&J

 

 

()

Dave & Jen Podcasts

ELSESSER

Today’s Heroes

Meet Habitat For Humanity’s most dedicated volunteer

MONKEY

Screen Queen

Screenie checks out three new movies this week including the new Disney documentary “Monkey Kingdom”

DHOFF

Hollywood Dirt Report

The HOFF is back…80’s-style!

diaper

FREAK Files

This guy’s putting the “super” in supermarket!

SUCCESS KID

Today’s Heroes

Redditors come to the rescue of “Success Kid”

More Podcasts

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

roseanne

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

in Viral Videos

Promposal FAIL

19-overlay3

A high schooler's prom proposal doesn't go as planned.

in Music

This week’s top pop songs

maroon5

LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Record Store Day celebrates all things indie

recordstoreday

Record Store Day celebrates thousands of independent music stores across America.

in Music

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts its 30th class

joanjettbilliejoarmstrong

Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr and others will be welcomed as the 2015 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.