Originally Posted by linslou
Hi know it's a weird question but is it safe for children to take garlic capsules (2mg)? I have been told to take them before my holiday as they are good at repeling mozzies, is that true? If not can anyone recommend something, thanks alot.
I am not sure about the gralic, but eating garlic is safe for kids so I would have thought so. Check with your pharmacist though.
If you dont want to spray your kids with chemicals when you are away I am told that lemongrass works well as a repellent, but I havent tried it myself. I dont know what my secret is but I dont really ever get bitten even when I go away, so not sure what it si the mozzies dont like about me! (but I do like my garlic, so maybe thats it?)
ETA lemongrass essential oil, or a body spray, not eating it. I think body shop used to do a lemongrass spray actually, im sure my gran had some