• Stephanie Tourles

These Natural Sprays, Oils and Plants *Actually* Help Repel Mosquitoes - Eating Well Article

Stephanie Tourles was interviewed for part of a natural mosquito repellent article that just came out in Eating Well magazine, August 20, 2020 The article promotes Naturally Bug-Free. Here is an excerpt from the article below. To read the article in it's entirety, click here.


These Natural Sprays, Oils and Plants *Actually* Help Repel Mosquitoes Plus, the best tips and tricks to keep skeeters away naturally.

Veronica Meewes

There are certainly many natural bug sprays on the market, all made with a variety of different essential oils that purport to repel mosquitoes. A 2019 report in the Journal of Medical Entomology found five essential oils provided some protection by masking human odor: spearmint, garlic, lemongrass, cinnamon and peppermint. In her book Naturally Bug-Free, herbalist Stephanie Tourles shares repellent recipes using lavender, geranium and eucalyptus. In order to work outside of a lab setting, essential oils must always be blended with a carrier oil (like coconut, olive or sesame) so they are released into the air more slowly and don't irritate your skin.

How to Naturally Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Cut the Cheese

"Lactic acid is a big draw for mosquitoes, so consider cutting down on yogurt, milk and cheese," advises Tourles in Naturally Bug-Free. "Your body naturally produces lactic acid, but when you eat dairy products, you excrete more of it, making you more desirable."


Recent Posts

See All

© copyright 2020 all rights reserved Stephanie Tourles

  • White Instagram Icon
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White RSS Icon
  • White Blogger Icon
  • White Pinterest Icon

site design/development petite taway

View the Accessibility Statement, Here. The privacy and security of your personal information is very important to me so I want to assure you that your information will be properly managed and protected by me at all times. Please read this privacy notice carefully as it explains how this website may collect and use your personal data.
​You can read the Privacy Notice Here. Read the Terms of Service, Here.