A natural mosquito repellent

Keep bugs at bay naturally so you can enjoy pest-free summer adventures

A natural mosquito repellent

Source: Best Health magazine, Summer 2013; Image: Thinkstock

Lovers of the great outdoors rejoice! Health Canada recently approved Mozi-Q, an all-natural oral mosquito repellent that also claims to repel black flies and other biting bugs. The chewable tablet, developed by a Calgary woman, is made from staphysagria, a substance derived from delphinium plants that was discovered to be a natural insect repellent in the 1960s. Mozi-Q requires about 30 minutes to take effect, so be sure to take the first dose before heading outdoors; follow label directions. ($25 for box of 60; available at select health food retailers, mozi-q.com)

This article was originally titled "Bugs hate it" in the Summer 2013 issue of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience’and never miss an issue!

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