As much as we love summer, the mosquito annoying and other creatures that come simply can not be ignored. Mosquitoes not only cause problems when trying to enjoy the outdoors, but the recent epidemic of Zika virus is another reason to avoid these pests.
Although aerosols purchased in the store are effective to keep these pests at bay, many of them contain DEET, a chemical that has been found to cause various health problems such as irritation skin, allergic reactions, and even nervous system interference.
natural insect repellents
The good news is that there are natural and composite foods can also repel insertions, without the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals.
lemon eucalyptus essential oil has been shown to repel mosquitoes through numerous studies. Moreover, citronella essential oil, which is extracted from the lemongrass, also repels mosquitoes because of its strong odor.
According to one study, substances obtained from the peel of citrus fruits such as lemons, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges, lemons and mosquitoes and other insects are repelled. In other words, the strong smell of citrus is extremely effective in keeping mosquitoes away without causing side effects.
MOSQUITO REPELLENT mason jars
The use of glass jars is one of the most effective ways to use essential oils of citrus and fruits to repel mosquitoes. Here’s how to make you own mosquito repellent mason jar
- 2 glass jars
- 1 lemon slices
- 1 lemon slices
- 4 sprigs of rosemary (optional)
- 10 drops of essential oil of lemon eucalyptus
- 10 drops essential oil of citronella
- Add even amount of lemon and lime in jars
- Add 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar
- Pour water into jars (3/4)
- Finally, add the essential oils without mixing them together
- Add more water, if necessary
These bottles are ideal for places like campfires, patios, porches, and other places where mosquitoes thrive. Lighting a candle is all you have to do to activate these mosquito repellents. As simple as that!