Natural Insect Repellents

Ditch insect repellents with chemicals and opt for these natural solutions.

Natural Insect Repellents

Don’t let relaxing evenings outside get deterred by swatting off mosquitos and itching bites this year — use an insect repellent! While they do contain chemicals that help repel pesky bugs like mosquitos, you might not be comfortable spraying chemicals all over your body. Try one of these natural solutions, instead.

Watch: How to Repel Mosquitos


Essential Oil Mixture

Essential oils such as neem oil and lemon eucalyptus oil have properties that can repel pesky mosquitos. Make this natural repellent from Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary to protect your skin without using harsh chemicals (and with the added bonus of moisturizing your skin).

Watch: How to Repel Mosquitos

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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