Mosquitoes can annoy even the calmest person. They are insects that are resilient, going through the hottest and wettest conditions in order to find an arm or another area of the body to sink their teeth into in order to draw even the smallest amount of blood. There are a few natural repellents that can be used so that you can enjoy your time outside once again.
One of the mosquito control products that has been used since the 1940s is lemon and eucalyptus oil. The CDC has gone as far as to approve eucalyptus oil as one of the items that can safely repel mosquitoes. Combine a mixture that is about 32 percent lemon oil and eucalyptus oil to give about 95 percent protection from these annoying insects for at least three hours. Sunflower oil and witch hazel work in the same manner and can be added to the lemon. The lemon gives a delightful fragrance to the mixture.
Enjoy the smell of lavender with crushed leaves that are kept in a bowl on the table. The scent will drive the mosquitoes away while providing a delightful aroma in the home or outside. This is a plant that you can grow inside the home in a small pot or outside in a garden. When you crush the flowers, you’ll see oil escape from the leaves. If you don’t want to use the entire leaf, you can apply the oil to the skin or even to a bite that has already been seen as it will quickly heal the area. Lavender is a plant that has many antiseptic and antibiotic qualities, making it ideal to rub onto the skin to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
Cinnamon oil can be used to kill off the eggs that mosquitoes lay. It is also beneficial in keeping away larger mosquitoes while you’re outside. However, cinnamon oil in its concentrated form can irritate the skin. You want to make a diluted mixture with a quarter of a teaspoon of the oil blended with 4 ounces of water. Spray the mixture onto the skin and also on plants or furniture to keep the bugs away.