Summer is definitely a wonderful time! Especially often we remember it in the cold winter... But remember the terrible mosquitoes, which so prevent to enjoy the warm summer evenings! These annoying insects irritate not only their squeaks and the rumble that haunts us, but also their bites, after which there are traces on the skin, not to mention the fact that they constantly itch. For mosquitoes, the age of their victims is absolutely not important, they bite all indiscriminately.And despite the results of some studies showing that mosquitoes bite only a certain type people (depending on the blood or sweating), it is better to still avoid their appearance in the house in principle.
How to scare away mosquitoes with the help of home remedies?
In this article, we would like to share with you the most effective recipes for creating home remedies from these annoying insects, because they can easily spoil your evening in the garden or a restful sleep at night. Their advantage over purchased means is that you can not be afraid for the health of children and animals, no one will have allergies, since the ingredients will be completely natural.
They say that this is the most effective remedy for insects (in particular mosquitoes). To prepare it you will need the following ingredients: baby shampoo, a liter of water and 30 pcs. cloves (spice). First, make infusion (water and cloves), then strain it and add to the shampoo, stirring until a uniform consistency is obtained. Remedy for mosquitoes is ready, just apply it to open areas of the body (hands, face, legs).
Repellent with eucalyptus
This recipe will require you to 250 grams of eucalyptus leaves and one liter of water. Put these simple ingredients for 45 minutes so that the leaves can give their juice to the maximum. Then, while the liquid is not completely cold, apply it to the door frames and window frames, and pour out in the damp rooms in the house, then mosquitoes will not disturb you..
You will need about 250 grams of chamomile flowers and water (the amount you need). Just wash the daisy thoroughly and rub it with the skin. Repeat this procedure every two hours.
Repellent with almond oil
This tool is very mild, although it is no less effective. Recommended for infants and young children. They are the favorite victims of mosquitoes, because they do not know how or can not protect themselves from them. Ingredients are: 100 ml of almond oil, 20 drops of geranium oil (essences) and 20 drops of basil essence. Mix all three ingredients and apply to the skin.
Take 100 ml of lavender oil and a moisturizer for the skin. Mix them and apply to the skin. You will feel a sense of freshness and at the same time be reliably protected from mosquito bites..
Deterrent with citronella
It is said that the citronella is one of those elements, the smell that scares mosquitoes and other insects is best. You can use oil from citronella in the form of a spray, apply as a lotion or simply moisten the napkins in it and wipe the skin, this will help you protect yourself and your family from bothersome insects.
A repellent with eucalyptus (prescription number 2)
Eucalyptus essential oil has a pleasant aroma and is also an effective remedy for mosquitoes, as mentioned above. It can be applied to the skin (repeat every 6 hours). And to achieve a more lasting result, you can mix it with butter of thyme, peppermint, basil or with lemon, this will greatly enhance the "frightening properties" of this product.
A recipe for insect repellent with vegetable oil and alcohol
Chemicals can cause irreparable harm to your health or the health of your loved ones. Therefore it is recommended to use only natural ingredients, this is the best option. In addition, it has already been proven that they are more effective, and the economic benefits are obvious (since they are much cheaper). Here is another simple and fairly common recipe for natural remedies for various insects (mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ticks, etc.):
- from 10 to 25 drops of essential oil (cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, castor oil)
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (olive, sunflower or corn) or 2 tablespoons of alcohol (96 degrees).
Mix the oils that you have chosen or the oil with alcohol. Apply directly to skin or clothing. Be very careful that the resulting insect repellent does not get into the eyes, nose or mouth (mucous membranes). If you are swimming, doing any physical exercises or just being in the sun, apply again every hour. Keep this product in a cool, dark place. To improve the consistency, you can add more aloe vera juice.
Other means for repelling insects
- Hang up a few sprigs of mint in your garden, in the yard or directly in the house. You can also stretch them or sprinkle them with water to make them smell stronger.
- Always keep a fresh basil on hand(it can be grown without problems in a small pot at home), and arrange it in rooms so that mosquitoes do not fly there. The smell of this plant does not like insects, so often the basil is used as a "green fence".
- Pour a little water in some container and put into it a few pre-cut garlic cloves. Leave for a while to let it brew, then pour into a spray gun. Spray the resulting spray can be throughout the house, especially carefully on the curtains and corners of the door and window openings. The smell of garlic repels such insects as mosquitoes, flies, ticks and fleas.
- Consume more vitamin C, and do it every day, especially if you are going to be outdoors. Vitamin C does not have the property to accumulate in the body, so you will have a stronger sweating, and the smell of sweat is also unpleasant for insects (mosquitoes, in particular).
- Put a glass of vinegar on the window. A strong smell of this product will repel insects any desire to fly closer, not to mention getting inside.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin B. These are lentils, almonds, mushrooms, etc.
- Use bunches of basil as a "scarecrow" from mosquitoes.
- Other oils that have the property of repelling insects with their odor are rosemary oil, pine, verbena, thyme, cloves, geranium, cedar, and castor oil.
Illustrations: Dr. Relling, Eli Christman, Lukas Hofstetter, John Tann.