Every weekend, my family goes to Go Green Organic Farm in Kam Sheung Road. In fact, my husband has been interviewed by South China Morning Post about our weekly organic farming activity. And we're proud to say that we are one of the first tenants in this farm. We love farming - and my daughter loves getting dirty and play with the farm animal.
The insects love me, my daughter, and my son (they avoid my husband, though). And we always end up getting bitten by mosquitoes and sandflies. And it's extremely itchy! We can't stop scratching! I'm avoiding anything with DEET. We tried the anti-mosquito patches and those bracelets, and they didn't work for us.
So I decided to make The Best Insect Repellent Spray - one that works with sandflies too!
The Best Insect Repellent Spray
50 mL carrier oil (my suggestion: Hope 100% Organic Argan Oil - easily absorbed and for all skin types), or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
7 drops of organic lemongrass essential oil
12 drops of organic rosemary essential oil
10 drops of organic peppermint essential oil
10 drops of organic cedarwood atlas essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. You can also use the dropper bottle. Apply liberally on skin. Reapply every four hours.
To repel ants, moths, and cockroaches at home - stick self-adhesive felt pads (the ones used for chair legs for them to glide smoothly) around the source of the insects and their likely paths.
UPDATE: Here's a review from one of our lovely customers
Who wouldn’t want to live in a home that’s sparkling and clean and smells divine? Well, the thing is everyone wants to have a clean home but not everyone has time – and correct tools – to do thorough cleaning. This means that in almost every home in Hong Kong we can find cleaning products that are packed with chemicals that can harm your family and even your pets.
Here at HoPE, we’re all about bringing the goodness of nature to your home. That’s why we’re giving you an all-natural cleaning hacks using essential oils. You’re on your way to making cleaning time a relaxing time as well.
Molds. They are everywhere and we’re exposed to them every day. They come in different forms and colors like the black spots on your shower curtains, or the mildew on your bathroom and kitchen tiles, or the white patches on walls and floors, or the invisible toxic mold in the air.
Molds grow in warm, dark and moist environment. Where there is moisture problem, there is mold. In fact, moisture is the key cause of mold growth. Air conditioners are only used intermittently. This allows moisture, dust and debris to collect in the air handler where molds can grow. As molds grow, its spores make their way in to the ducts system and front of the AC unit where they can be spread easily in the air and be inhaled by you or your family. That’s why it is very important to take immediate action to protect your family’s health.
According to the Center for Health Protection (CHP), there is an outbreak of Dengue Fever in Hong Kong. As of last month, the total number of cases has reached 90 and the numbers are rapidly increasing that in July of this year alone they are able to record the highest number of dengue cases since 1994.
Mosquito control is a challenging problem, no matter what part of the world you are in right now. There are a lot of products out there that promise to help you protect your family against mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they bring. The question is, are they really effective and safe?
We know that when it comes to your family, you want only the safest and natural solution. So here are the best essential oils that will surely keep mosquitoes away from you, your loved ones, and your home.