Tag Archives: Insect

Essential Oil From Curry Leaf As an Ingredient in Insect Repellents

We use insect repellents to get rid of mosquitoes, cockroaches and so on. The widely used ingredient in those repellents is DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-Toluamide). It was proven to be very efficient in repelling insects. DEET being a synthetic chemical however, has some shortcomings. First and foremost, it is toxic. It may cause encephalopathy in children.… Read More »

Essential Oils – Patchouli – A Valuable Skin Remedy Good For Snake and Insect Bites

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) sometimes spelled patchouly, is in the mint family of botanical plants and grows as a perennial herb. The essential oil comes from Indonesia and India. This oil is often added to perfumes because of its aphrodisiac affect. Patchouli is used in the East generally to scent linen and clothes and it is… Read More »