How to make mosquito repellent at home

How to make mosquito repellent at home

It is dengue season and mosquitos are everywhere. It is not easy to save ourselves from them. People are usually prone to mosquito bites due to a combination of scent, light, heat, and humidity. If you’re a mosquito magnet, you’re probably tired of having itchy, bumpy skin.

If you’re doing things like taking a hike, hanging out in your backyard, or taking a camping trip, natural repellents might be a better option. This can be especially true for children, who are more sensitive.

  

Lavender: You can grow lavender in an outdoor garden or in indoor planters. Crush the flowers and apply the oil to bite-sensitive areas of the body, such as your ankles and arms. Also, drop some lavender oil on a clean cloth and rub it onto the skin.

  

Cinnamon oil: To make a diluted 1 percent solution, mix 1/4 teaspoon (or 24 drops) of oil for every 4 ounces of water. You can spray the fluid onto your skin or clothing, around your home, and onto upholstery or plants. Be careful when applying cinnamon oil, as a concentrated dose can irritate your skin.

  

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a popular essential oil from Australia. This oil is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. But studies also suggest that tea tree oil may be an effective insect repellent.

  

Neem oil: To repel mosquitoes with neem oil, dilute 50 to 100 millilitres of neem oil in water, oil, or lotion. It’s also important to choose extra virgin, cold-pressed neem oil.

Make easy homemade natural mosquito repellent and keep yourself safe from the diseases they carry.

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