By early summer comes the pesky mosquitoes and all other insects that don’t allow us to fully enjoy the outdoors. Besides being annoying, mosquitoes carry many diseases such as Zika virus.
Though there are many effective remedies against mosquitoes, most of them containing DEET. This chemical can cause numerous health problems such as skin irritation, allergic reactions, and even mixing nervous system.
Natural bug repellents
Therefore we have good news for you. There are many natural ingredients that will save you from annoying insects and will not have any detrimental effect on your body.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil has been proven to repel mosquitoes through numerous studies. Moreover, citronella essential oil, which is drawn out from lemon grass, also wards off mosquitoes due to its strong scent.
According to a study, substances obtained from the peel of citrus fruits like limes, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges, and lemons also repel mosquitoes and other insect. In other words, the strong smell of citrus fruits is extremely effective at keeping mosquitoes away without causing side effects.
Mosquito repellent mason jars
Mason jars are extremely effective for the use of essential oils in the fight against pesky mosquitoes.
Here’s how to make homemade mosquito repellent mason jar:
- 2 mason jars
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 4 sprigs of rosemary (optional)
- 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops of citronella essential oil
- Add even amount of lemon and lime slices into the jars
- Add 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar
- Pour water into the jars (3/4)
- Finally, add the essentials oils without mixing them together
- Add more water, if needed
Try it, with these jars you will enjoy the beauty of your yard without having to bother with mosquitoes.
Only burn the candles and feel the effects within minutes.