How to Avoid Mosquito Bites with Natural Repellents
Mosquitoes are among the most annoying insects on the planet.Not only can these little evil creatures spot you in darkness,but they can also sting you through your clothes.More than just a source of nuisance,they are also disease-carrying insects of some fatal illness like malaria and recently the Zika virus.Protecting yourself against mosquito is also safeguarding your health.In case you really want to eliminate these detestable insects,avoid spraying your skin or your home with chemical sprays which has a high rate of harming your health,especially unsuitable for children.It is always best to use a natural insect repellent rather than the commercial artificial sprays.In this article,we share a completely effective and easily made natural remedy for personal protection against mosquito bites.The idea being not to kill them,but to repel them.This mixture emitting a pleasant scent brings you to comfort and relax in a paradise without mosquitos.
Ingredients and How to Prepare
Do you love the smell of vanilla?So do we,but insects detest it.Therefor,vanilla extract is highly effective against mosquitoes. 100ml witch hazel,methlated spirits or vodka.Witch hazel contains an astringent used on the skin for fighting aginst insect bites.30 drops essential oils of lemon and eucalyptus.In a study published in the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association,a blend of lemon essential oils and eucalyptus was a powerful deterrent against mosquitoes,because of containing a more potent plant compound than DEET,an insect repellent very frequently used but highly toxic.The researchers found that DEET provided 25% protection for 4 hours.While a mixture of lemon essential oil and eucalyputs came in first with a 97% protection rate for the same duration.This leads to the fact that this mixture has the remarkable efficacy of resisting mosquitos,making it a foolproof remedy when it comes to keeping ourselves far away from being bitten by insects.
Prepare a small spray bottle to contain the product.Firstly,pour 100ml witch hazel into that bottle and then add lemon essential oils and vanilla exract.Use a tablespoon to beat the mixture well.Remeber that this liquids’s effectiveness will last for about 4 hours,so do not forget to postpone it if necessary.This repellent is very effective because of its lemon content.Mosquitoes do not like the smell of citrus fruit or eucalytus and make them flee.