As you can tell, in my posts, videos and in my treatment plans, Naturopathic Medicine is not just about eating healthy and taking herbs and supplements. It is also about living a cleaner life and it can be hard to do that in such a chemical laden world. So, that is why I like to try to find Natural and EFFECTIVE alternative to harsh chemicals that we use in our daily lives and in our home. And in the summer one of those things is dealing with bugs.. is one of them.
I have a recipe for natural bug repellent that I love and recommend all of the time and chat about it in the 1st video.
The 2nd video talks about what to do about once you do get bit by mosquitoes or stung by bees.
The 3rd video talks about Ticks.
Ants: - I have used cinnamon essential oil full strength dabbed around where they were entering into the house! This is the most effective thing I have used to date.
Here is aScientific American article about DEET, Essential oils and Insects that was a good informative read. I have used many products with deet in them and found that that I still got bit and I was absorbing deet's toxic chemicals. But I did love that the bug repellent I make is less toxic, I can use it on my children and dog and best of all it is really effective! (And everyone that I recommend it too also find it super beneficial too!).
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Hi I am Dr. Laura: mum of 2, Naturopathic Doctor, Health and Wellness Expert, Educator, Speaker, & Entreprenuer