Forget Deet and Cipro. Try these Natural Alternatives. I’ve been using them for years and want to share them with you.
Maybe you’re not about to go on an African safari, but
Africa isn’t the only place in the world with mosquitoes and the potential for Montezuma’s revenge.
So read on.
My safari travel bag is never without these:
1. Skin So Soft lotion from Avon is a natural remedy for mosquitoes.
It really does help keep mosquitoes away. Avon has actually made a bug spray called skin so soft.
2. Citronelle travel candle is a natural remedy for mosquitoes.
It adds a little extra reading light in my tent while deterring mosquitoes.
3. Purification Essential Oil is another way to deter bugs.
It’s a mixture of rosemary, citronella, tea tree, lavender, and myrtle oils.
I spray it (put a few drops mixed with water into a small spray bottle) on my exposed skin before sitting outside at dusk.
I also recommend it for spraying the mosquito netting over the bed, and on your socks.
4. Probiotics (any good brand will do) is a natural way to prevent stomach problems.
I take it daily while on safari, and give it to anyone on my tour whose stomach is feeling sensitive.
If you take the probiotics soon after you first feel any symptoms, it seems to prevent a full on attack of Montezuma’s revenge. I have many clients who swear by it.
I use the silver spray on the plane (take the small travel size to get through security check).
It adds moisture and protection to nasal passages, helping to avoid catching whatever it is that is flying out of the orifices of the coughing sneezing passengers who always seem to be sitting RIGHT NEXT TO ME.
I use a spray of Evian mist while on wildlife drives to cool down.
Warning: the safari guides will think you’re nuts, or menopausal. Or both.
Did you notice anything in the photo that I did not tell you about? On the right, the roll of Crystal.
It’s a natural roll on deodorant that really does work.
If you have any favorite natural travel remedies I hope you will share them in the comments below.