Everybody enjoy the beautiful weather in summer but despises the insect that are all around us – mosquitoes in particular. They’re extremely irritating and keep us from completely relaxing during the wonderful summer days. Also, with the current Zika virus epidemic, the motivation to figure out how to dispose of them is considerably more significant.
The most effective method to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Bug sprays are one of the methods but they are full with chemicals – DEET and are the main culprit for many health conditions – allergies, skin irritations and they also affect the nervous system. So do not use these harmful products and use natural sprays for bugs.
Natural Repellents for bugs
1. Lemon eucalyptus essential oil
This essential oil is obtained from the leaves of lemon eucalyptus tree and it has been proven to repel mosquitoes efficiently.
2. Citronella basic oil
This oil is obtained from lemon grass and due to its powerful scent it is able to repel mosquitoes and other flying insects.
3. Citrus fruits
Many research confirmed that these fruits are also efficient in repelling mosquitoes if you use the peels to take the substance.
Homemade repellent for mosquitoes – Mason Jars
Citrus fruits and essential oil make a powerful mixture for repelling mosquitoes. Here is the recipe:
- One lemon, sliced
- 10 drops of citronella essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- One lime, sliced
- Floating disc candles
- 4 rosemary sprigs
- 2 mason jars
Put the same amounts of lime and lemon slices in the jars and then add 2 rosemary springs. Pour water to fill ¾ of the jar and also put 10 drops of the 2 essential oils in the jars. Use separate oil for each jar and do not combine them together. Light the candle to activate them.
They are amazing also as a decoration and an efficient bug repellent for campfires, porches and backyards in the summer days.