How to Make a Homemade Mosquito Repellent That Works
(HealthAndLovePage) In case you are like most people, you probably dislike mosquitoes. These small insects are quite annoying with their buzzing and the marks they leave once they suck some blood out of your body. What is more interesting is that mosquitoes seem to target a certain group of people more than the others, so you may actually have more problems than your friends or family members.
All the people regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity release four different chemicals through their skin and respiratory system. One of these chemicals is known as nonanal. Nonanal is the main reason why mosquitoes target humans. The quantity of nonanal your body releases affects the chances of getting bitten.
Whilst it is true that there are many products (mostly sprays) in the market, many people find them ineffective. Fortunately, there is a simple way to create your own mosquito repellent that has proven to be way more effective and cheaper.
Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipes
If you have tried all commercial products or you simply want a product that is more natural, you should definitely consider this homemade mosquito repellent.
- 100 ml of baby oil.
- 100 grams of fresh garlic clove.
- Half a liter of isopropyl alcohol (alcohol used for rubbing).
Put the garlic in a small bowl, pour the alcohol and leave it like that for four days. If you want to get better results, just stir this mixture two times a day. Once the four days pass, pour the baby oil and that’s it! You’ve got a powerful homemade mosquito repellent.
The best way to store this repellent is to use a twist top bottle. This is the easiest way to use this mixture whenever you want. This repellent is safe, but it is recommended to use only several drops on the common risky areas.
It is a good idea to protect your ankles, back of the neck, wrists and legs. If you are frequently bitten in some other parts of the body apply this mixture there too.
What is even better is the fact that this repellent works great with fleas too. If you have a dog or cat that have fleas, use this repellent on your pet too.
Word of advice: Be careful with this homemade product. Although this is a homemade bug product, it has some powerful and potentially dangerous ingredients, so you should keep it away from your mouth or eyes. You should also keep it in a place where children can’t reach it. You should also keep in mind that this product is much healthier compared to most commercial bug repellents found in local stores.
Mosquito Repellent Recipe Without Alcohol or Baby Oil
- Select one essential oil (you can use: mint, lavender, clove, citronella, tea tree, cajeput, eucalyptus, catnip, cedar, rosemary and lemongrass),
- Boiled or distilled water,
- Natural witch hazel.
Take a spray bottle (8 oz) and pour boiled or distilled water in it. You need a half full bottle. Put natural witch hazel to the top of the bottle. Add between 30 and 50 drops of the essential oil you’ve chosen. You can use different oils, but this will make the spray stronger.
For many people, mosquitoes are just annoying insects, but the fact is that they often carry harmful diseases and illnesses. Every bite on your skin increases the chances of developing some disease like malaria or west Nile virus. It is highly recommended to use a bug spray in order to avoid these situations.