Due to the weather or location of your house, you may be prone to having mosquitos around. As a new parent, you will want to keep your child safe from mosquito bites, and homemade bug repellent for babies, as well as a variety of other spray formulations, can be a safe approach to keep insects and mosquitos away.
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Making insect repellents at home with natural ingredients has its own set of benefits when compared to the numerous other options available on the market. Unlike the chemicals used in store-bought sprays and repellents, homemade repellents are made from natural ingredients that are rarely allergic and completely safe to use.
Here are homemade repellents to use for babies
1 Citronella Oil repellent
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Get a spray bottle and mix citronella oil with olive oil, It is particularly effective at repelling insects while also having a pleasant aroma. Before using it on the baby, give it a good shake and a small amount should be sprayed immediately on the arms and legs and rubbed in thoroughly but gently. If you want to apply this to your child's face, it is important to cover her eyes.
2 Coconut oil repellent
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This is the simplest one to make and it is popularly used across the world. Coconut oil has antioxidants that help keep mosquitoes away. Add a few drops of citronella and lavender oils and mix well before applying them to your baby's skin.
3 Neem and Camphor repellent
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Another chemical-free alternative for making a DIY mosquito repellent that is suitable for children is to use this. Powder the camphor and put it in a bowl, add an equal amount of been oil to the camphor powder before applying it to your baby's skin.
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