Summer is perfect time for joy, but insects always destroy these great moments, especially mosquitoes. It can be really annoying and unpleasant experience which can prevent us from fully enjoying the summer. Additional concern is the Zika virus which is epidemic and very dangerous for pregnant women, which can be transferred by the mosquitoes.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
There are many chemical solutions against mosquitoes, known as DEET which can cause plenty of health issues, from allergies to skin irritations. You can avoid this method for dealing with mosquitoes and replace with completely natural and safe home solution.
Natural Bug Repellents
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil
This oil is extract from the lemon and eucalyptus leaves. According to many studies it is very efficient against mosquitoes.
According to a study, substances made from peels of citrus fruits were beneficial at repelling mosquitoes.
Citronella essential oil
It is extract from the lemon grass and it’s strong scent repels mosquitoes and other insects.
DIY MOSQUITO REPELLENT MASON JARS
Combination of the ingredients above, can result with excellent natural solution against these annoying insects.
- 4 rosemary sprigs
- 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops of citronella essential oil
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 2 mason jars
- Floating disc candles
Preparation: Add even amounts of lemon and lime slices to each jar and then put 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar. Next, fill the jar with ¾ water and add 10 drops of the essential oils to a specific jar (don’t mix them). To activate them, just light a candle.
Place these bug-repelling jars on proper place near campfires, porches, backyards and other outdoor areas where you are spending most of your summer time.