The best natural mosquito repellents

Although there is no doubt that the mosquitoes they become one of the enemies of summer, mainly because hot and humid areas are preferred by these small-and annoying-insects, we can definitely find them at any time of the year, with greater peaks evidently during the months more hot of the year. The mosquito consists of an insect belonging to the same family as the fly, but which has a somewhat smaller body, very thin and dark, with six elongated legs, two transparent wings whose movement produces the characteristic and recognizable buzz, and a mouth in a pointed form they use to feed on the blood mainly of people, and also of other mammals.

Did you know that females are the only ones that feed on blood? The males, however, live on the juices they get directly from the flowers. This is because the females need to feed on the blood, since in this way they obtain the necessary nutrients so that their eggs can be fertile.

Although the mosquito bites can be tremendous discomfort, causing itching, redness and inflammation, it is possible to relieve them easily with certain home remedies and natural. Even better: it is possible prevent them and avoid them in a totally natural way We explain the best tips to get it.

1. Incense, essential oils and candles: anti natural mosquitoes

In general, the most common candles have no smell or smell. However, nowadays it is possible to find a huge diversity of candles of many colors, and that give off a wonderful relaxing aroma. It is precisely this aroma that can be very useful when it comes to repel mosquitoes. In this sense, you can choose to use the following natural products:

  • Incense or essential oils of citronella, lemon, orange or cordate: they are the best natural options, since the strong aroma they give off acts as natural inhibitors against mosquitoes. You can also choose the essential oils of cinnamon, castor, rosemary, cedar, mint, lemon grass and geranium.
  • Scented candles: You can choose candles with scent or smell lavender, lemon or orange. They are the best options since they help precisely to avoid the presence of mosquitoes.

2. Eucalyptus essential oil

Although in the previous section we have talked about certain essential oils that act as mosquito repellents, this time we want to get closer to the benefits of the eucalyptus essential oil in a separate special section, precisely because of its great capacity as a repellent.

We could say that if we habitually suffer in our house from the presence of these annoying visitors (either because we are in summer and live near a river or a pond), we have a good partner, since acts as a natural repellent. Further, applied on the skin acts as an anti-inflammatory, so it fulfills two basic functions: on the one hand it acts as an anti-inflammatory to relieve mosquito bites, and on the other hand acts as a repellent.

3. Natural eucalyptus repellent

In case you do not have eucalyptus essential oil, but you do have eucalyptus leaves you can make a natural repellent in a very few minutes, which in addition to being simple is extremely useful.

To do it yourself you only need 200 grams of eucalyptus leaves and the equivalent of 1 liter of water. Boil the water. When it reaches the boiling point add the eucalyptus leaves and leave boiling for 30 to 40 minutes. After this time extinguish the fire, and being careful not to burn yourself, take the pot and go through all the rooms of your house, especially in those more humid.

4. Chamomile repellent

Believe it or not, Chamomile is also an excellent natural repellent against mosquitoes. To make the repellent the procedure is exactly the same as we have followed to make the eucalyptus repellent. For this, you need 200 grams of chamomile flowers and the equivalent of 1 liter of water. Boil water and chamomile, leaving on fire for 30 minutes. After this time turn off the fire, take the pot and go through all the rooms of your house, especially in those more humid.

Images | James Jordan / John Tann This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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