Here are my favorite recipes for natural insect repellents that have been proven to be effective between 96-98% for 1-7 hours against insects.
While DEET is the most popular and has been heralded as safe for people and the environment since its widespread use in the 1950's there has been recent scientific publications that are urging more research to be done on the impact DEET had on the central nervous system and its risks as a neuro-toxin.
Additionally, the company that owns and sells OFF! has a net worth close to $30 billion and is in the top 3 of the most wealthy families in the US.
Here are my top three favorite natural recipes with products you can get at our local Central Market or HEB.