How to Repel Mosquitoes with 9 Natural Ingredients
In summer and rainy season, mosquitoes grow very fast, especially in the tropical countries. The mosquito can cause some serious diseases, including dengue fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, Zika virus, and more. In other words, mosquitoes are likely to be the vectors between people and peoples, or between animals and humans. If those diseases are not detected and treated early, it will be very dangerous for people. Thus, repelling mosquitoes is always the top concern for families, especially families with the young children.
Do you often use the incense, mosquito repellants or the mosquito net to keep mosquitoes away? In those ways, most of them are not useful for a long term. Moreover, you have to do it again and again, and that can have the negative impact on your family’s health. Therefore, this article will show you some natural ingredients that can aid you in repelling mosquitoes quickly and effectively.
Natural Ingredients that Repel Mosquitoes
Garlic is regarded as an excellent ingredient to help people avoid mosquitoes quickly. It is because mosquitoes are afraid of the smell of oil generating from garlic. Thus, you should grow some garlic in a pot and leave it in your house.
Another way is to cut the garlic into small slices, and then put them in the place where you want to repel mosquitoes. You can grind the garlic, put it into a spray of water and spray on your clothes or skin. Also, eating lots of garlic helps to keep mosquitoes away from you as your skin will have the garlic oil produced from the pores.
Simply, put some dishwashing liquid and a little water into a plate or a bowl, and then place it in the area with plenty of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes will not fly into your house but concentrate on that bowl. Besides, dishwashing liquid will disintegrate the mosquito eggs due to its alkalinity. Thus, mosquitoes will not be able to reproduce.
Mint is one of the oldest herbs in the world that can keep mosquitoes away. The fresh aroma of mint brings you a sense of well-being, but it is a nightmare for mosquitoes and other insects, such as ants, cockroaches, bees and other pesky insects. Moreover, many studies have proved that it contains nepetalactone – an effective mosquito repellent which has the great functions of repelling mosquitoes quickly. Therefore, you should plant some mints around your house or yard to limit the mosquito’s appearance.
In addition to the delicious food, lemongrass could be used for repelling mosquitoes. Its aroma will diffuse in the environment that can keep mosquitoes away quickly. It can be said that lemongrass is one of the natural mosquito repellents which are not harmful to human’s health, especially the children’s health.
Lemongrass oil placed in candles and lanterns can make mosquitoes scared due to its strong aroma. Besides, you can grow it in a beautiful pot, and leave it in the house, or a quicker way is to put lemongrass into a jar or cup with a little water and regularly change water for it. Also, you can extract the oil from lemongrass, and then directly apply it to the mosquito net, and clothes to prevent mosquito bites.
With its antimicrobial property and spicy aroma, cinnamon oil helps to repel mosquitoes quickly and effectively. Besides, it possesses Cinnamaldehyde – a strong compound that can be used for killing the insects, especially mosquitoes. Also, this oil is natural and friendly to the environment. Thus, you can spray it around the house, furniture or mattress to keep mosquitoes away.
It’s best to use a cotton ball to dip cinnamon oil and put it in the place where the mosquitoes live. In fact, cinnamon oil will help to sterilize the air and purify the atmosphere around your house. Moreover, it can limit the activities of mosquitoes and bring you a safer and cleaner living space.
Tea Tree Oil
Many researchers have suggested that tea tree oil should be used popularly at home to keep mosquitoes away because of its alpha-terpineol – the ingredient which has the great effect of misleading. From then on, the mosquitoes can’t identify the position to suck blood. Therefore, you should put a few drops of tea tree oil in the bathtub; apply the oil to the clothes, skin, etc. to prevent you from mosquitoes.
Lemon Essential Oil
Using lemon essential oil is also an effective way which can aid you in repelling mosquito fast. The reason is that it contains a chemical compound called cineole that will sterilize the air and keep mosquitoes away naturally. You should use essential oil diffuser with lemon essential oil to spread the scent of oil around your house. Besides, you can apply it to your skin to repel mosquitoes effectively.
Lavender Essential Oil
According to the recent studies, lavender essential oil is considered as one of the most effective and natural mosquito repellents. This is because lavender possesses an aroma and oil that can keep mosquitoes away. Hence, you can use lavender essential oil to spray around your room or apply it to your mosquito bites. Moreover, this oil has the analgesic and antiseptic properties. This means that it also reduces the pain and itching of the bites besides preventing you from mosquitoes.
Geranium is a plant with many beautiful colors and the attractive fragrance. Especially, geranium has some useful ingredients, such as a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol, and geranyl butyrate, which have the effect of reducing stress. However, it is an odor that mosquitoes hate. Thus, you can use geranium oil in your bedroom to create the romantic space and repel mosquitoes effectively.
The above ways are natural and effective in keeping mosquitoes away. It can help you to save the cost of chemical mosquito repellents. More importantly, it has no negative impact on your health. Follow the above-mentioned methods; you can repel mosquitoes quickly and avoid some diseases caused by mosquito bites. All contents provided are for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you.
This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues. To read more of her articles, check out her website: BeautyTalk.