I’m sure everyone reading this right now has experienced the redness, the swelling and the uncontrollable itching that comes with a mosquito bite. It’s enough to ruin any barbecue or picnic!
Mosquitoes are the most dangerous insects in the world. Conservative estimates hold mosquitoes responsible for hundreds of millions of malaria cases each year.
No matter the actual number of mosquitoes this season, only one question is at issue for most of us: how can we avoid getting bitten by these vampiric pests?
Many people turn to store bought insect repellents to keep mosquitoes away, but these insect repellents often contain a toxic pesticide that is dangerous to human health. This pesticide is known as DEET.
Heavy exposure to DEET has been linked to memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors and shortness of breath in humans and is particularly toxic to children.
Save yourself from mosquitoes and toxic chemicals by making your own homemade mosquito-repelling incense using a handful of all-natural ingredients which tiny flying bloodsuckers loathe.
WHAT IS A HOMEMADE MOSQUITO REPELLENT?
Homemade mosquito repellents are, made from innumerable substances found in the nature. They are not processed, modified or treated chemically to produce a synthetic product. Homemade mosquito repellents are, made from everyday plants, herbs and spices.
Some of the best choices of making homemade mosquito repellent are posted on the below things:
|Substance / plant||Effect|
|Catnip Oil||Catnip nepetalactone is derived from the plant catnip. This is been known to be used as a mosquito repellent since ages and is tenfold more effective than other repellents.|
|Garlic||One of the best repellents around you, garlic needs to be in the body (in high amounts) or rubbed against the skin to keep the mosquitoes off; just be careful not to burn your skin.|
|Lavender||One of the best homemade remedy for repelling mosquitoes, lavender needs to be rubbed onto the skin to keep the mosquitoes away. Historically, lavender rubbed on the pulse points are also, known to keep the mosquitoes far off!|
|Neem Oil||Neem oil should be diluted in coconut oil before application; Gently rub it to enjoy a soothing, revitalizing and rejuvenating freshness that also keeps the mosquitoes off you!|
|Soybean Oil||One of the cheapest things to find around the block, soybean oil is a highly effective moisturizer that keeps your skin nourished alongside battling the swamps of mosquitoes!|
|Eucalyptus Oil||Keeps the mosquitoes and infections off you! Take care to dilute and rub it on your pulse points to keep the mosquitoes off.|
|Cinnamon, Castor,Rosemary,Peppermint, Cedar Oil||Dilute any concentrate form of these oils and rub it on your skin or pulse points to keep the mosquitoes away.|
|Thiamine||Commonly known as Vitamin B1 is used to keep the mosquitoes off with the help of transdermal patches; consumption of the same is not advised for effective repelling of mosquitoes|
HOW TO MAKE MOSQUITO REPELLENTS AT HOME
|Mosquito repellent||Ingredients||Method of preparation|
|Oil and Gel||Essential Oil: 10-25 dropsAloe Vera Gel/ Glycerin: 1 tablespoonVegetable Oil: 2 tablespoons||Mix everything up in a blender and keep the mixture in an air tight container. Rub little of the homemade repellent on your skin to ward off mosquitoes any time!|
|Oil and Vinegar||Essential Oil: 25-28 DropsApple cider Vinegar: Quarter Cup|
|Oil and Moisturizer||Essential Oil: 6 DropsNatural Oil/ Moisturizer: 30 ml|
|Oil and Vodka||Vodka/ Witch Hazel: 2 TablespoonsEssential Oil: 110 DropsOil combination (Neem + Olive): 2 tablespoons|
|Oil blend||Eucalyptus Oil: 55 DropsCedar wood oil: 15 DropsLavender Oil: 15 DropsRosemary Oil: 15 Drops|
|Herbs, Witch Hazel and Water||Witch HazelDistilled waterDry Herbs of Peppermint, catnip, lemongrass, lavender or citronella|
Following are a few ways and the necessary ingredients for making homemade mosquito repellent.
You don’t have to stay inside during mosquito season. In addition to the ideas outlined here, you can search online for all-natural, DEET-free bug repellent. A variety of companies provide all-natural bug repellent products created with essential oils including cedar, cinnamon, citronella, lemongrass, and orange oil.
Put on a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt before heading outside, to help eliminate bug bites, and try to avoid sitting outside for prolonged periods during times of heightened mosquito activity. Use natural remedies in and around your home to repel mosquitoes and allow you and your family to enjoy a safer, healthy summer.
OTHER USEFUL TIPS REGARDING MOSQUITOES:
- Have garlic flavored room fresheners;
- Sprinkle garlic powder in your vicinity;
- Keeping fresh citrus peels will keep the mosquitoes away;
- Keeping your house and its vicinity clean is one major thing to use to ward off mosquitoes;
- Sprinkling Cinnamon powder helps to keep the mosquitoes off;
- Use citronella flavored fragrances around the home;
- Drawing chalk lines will keep off ants;
- Keeping cut onions in a bowl of water keeps the mosquitoes away;
- Avoiding wearing anything that smells fruity or floral;
- Clean out any stagnant water around the house
Keeping mosquitoes permanently off your premises is a difficult job although; you can surely implement ways to repel mosquitoes off your property forever. The best part of utilizing natural ways to make bug and mosquito repellent is the security of health as well as economic profit that you make by squishing some garlic rather than buying a 500 ml HIT mosquito spray!
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This article is not intended to take the place of a competent nutritionist or doctor. It is solely intended to educate people on the vital and perhaps underestimated importance of this nutritional element.
If you suffer from a medical condition, consult your doctor. If you have questions as to the application of this information to your own health, you are advised to consult a qualified health professional.