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 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

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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