Mosquitoes and other flying insects can be a real hassle, especially if you’re trying to relax by the pool on a summer evening. Here are some great, effective natural solutions to keep them at bay and get back to enjoying your backyard again. Mosquitoes are common insects that typically bite humans and animals to satisfy their blood-sucking habits. Like all animals, they too need blood to survive. They can spread various diseases like malaria, yellow fever and dengue. Mosquitoes are also responsible for the spreading of certain skin conditions and irritations. Mosquito bites may also cause allergies in some people and give rise to infection. The swollen skin around each bite can last for few days with redness and itchiness. Using chemical-based repellents ensures safety but environmental concerns have led to the development of natural mosquito repellents. This article discusses the following:
Natural Remedy Mosquito Repellent
Keep mosquitoes from biting by creating your own natural remedy mosquito repellent.
The mosquito is a ubiquitous pest that can be more than just a nuisance. With their ability to lay eggs in standing water, they are also carriers of disease-causing pathogens, such as the Zika virus and malaria. At the same time, many commercial sprays contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to humans.
However, there is another option: you can make your own natural remedy mosquito repellent without any chemicals or additives! This homemade recipe will keep mosquitoes away so you’re able to enjoy nature without being bitten by these flying pests.
These homemade repellents contain herbs and essential oils that have bug-repelling properties.
While the majority of these recipes use essential oils, there are some that use other ingredients. Some of those include:
- Citronella oil, which is extracted from a type of grass
- Lemongrass oil, which comes from a tropical grass and is used in many different forms including tea and as an ingredient in food.
- Eucalyptus oil, derived from the leaves and twigs of trees with the same name
If you have sensitive skin or if any of these herbs or essential oils cause irritation on your skin, it’s best to not use them as part of your homemade repellent recipe.
Using these natural remedies will help keep your skin healthy and avoid the nasty chemicals used in most store-bought sprays.
When you’re out in the garden or going for a hike, it’s a good idea to have some sort of mosquito repellent on hand. Some people swear by natural remedies like catnip, orange peel, and citronella candles. If these work for you, great! But if not, there are plenty of store-bought sprays that can help keep your skin healthy and avoid the nasty chemicals used in most store-bought sprays.
In addition to avoiding bites altogether, using these natural remedies will help keep your skin healthy and avoid the nasty chemicals used in most store-bought sprays.
Instead of using commercial bug spray, try using some of these natural remedies for mosquitoes.
Make your own natural bug repellent with these simple recipes:
- Combine equal parts of witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, and water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.
- To make your own citronella candles, add lemon eucalyptus essential oil to soy wax or coconut wax at a ratio of 25 drops per ounce of wax. Pour the mixture into votives or decorative containers (you can find these at health food stores). You can also add essential oils like lavender or lemongrass to enhance their aroma.
Try some of these natural recipes to keep the mosquitos away this summer.
- As with any natural remedy, it’s important to make sure you get the best ingredients.
- Use the correct proportions of each ingredient.
- Follow the directions carefully and pay attention to how long you leave the mixture on your skin for maximum effect.
- This recipe should not be used by very young children or pregnant women, so keep that in mind if you have any friends or family who fit those descriptions! If this is a concern for you, take a break from being outdoors when applying mosquito repellent – just until the effects wear off! That way there won’t be much risk from applying too much repellent at one time (which could lead to skin irritation).
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- CITRONELLA PATCH: Infused with citronella oil, these patches help repel mosquitos and does not kill them. Citronella works naturally to mask the scents of carbon dioxide and lactic acid that mosquitos are attracted to.
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- Extra Concentrated for Long-Lasting Protection
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- Large 1 Gallon Container
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