Discover how to make some of the best natural mosquito repellents at home, to avoid your annoying presence in our home easily.
Although there is no doubt that mosquitoes become one of the enemies of summer, fundamentally because the areas both hot and humid are preferred by these small - and annoying - insects, in short we can find them at any time of the year, with Higher peaks evidently during the hottest months of the year. The mosquito consists of an insect belonging to the same family as the fly, but has a somewhat smaller, very thin and dark body, with six elongated legs, two transparent wings whose movement produces the characteristic and recognizable buzz, and a mouth In a pointed form that they use to feed themselves of the blood mainly of the people, and also of other mammals.
Did you know that females are the only ones that feed on blood? The males, however, live off the juices they get directly from the flowers. This is because the females need to feed on the blood, because this way they get the necessary nutrients so that their eggs can be fertile.
Although mosquito bites can be extremely uncomfortable, causing itching, redness, and swelling, it is possible to relieve them easily with certain home-made and natural remedies. Even better: it is possible to prevent them and avoid them in a totally natural way. We explain the best tips to get it.
1. Incenses, essential oils and candles: natural anti mosquitoes
Generally, the most common candles do not smell or smell. However, at present it is possible to find a great diversity of candles of many colors, and that give off a wonderful relaxing aroma. It is precisely this aroma that can be very useful to repel mosquitoes. In this sense, you can choose to use the following natural products:
Incenses or essential oils of citronella, lemon, orange or almarosa: are the best natural options, since the strong aroma that they give off act as natural inhibitors against mosquitoes. You can also opt for the essential oils of cinnamon, castor, rosemary, cedar, mint, lemon grass and geranium.
Aromatic candles: you can choose candles with aroma or smell of lavender, lemon or orange. They are the best options since they help precisely to avoid the presence of mosquitoes.
2. Essential oil of eucalyptus
Although in the previous section we have talked about certain essential oils that act as repellents of mosquitoes, this time we want to approach the benefits of essential oil of eucalyptus in a special section apart, precisely because of its great capacity as a repellent.
We could say that if we usually 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 are a good companion, as it acts as a natural repellent. In addition, applied to the skin acts as an anti-inflammatory, so it serves two basic functions: on the one hand acts as an anti-inflammatory to relieve mosquito bites, and on the other hand acts as a repellent.
3. Natural eucalyptus mosquito repellent
In case you do not have essential eucalyptus oil, but you do have eucalyptus leaves you can make a natural repellent in just a few minutes, which is simple and extremely useful.
To do it yourself you only need 200 grams of eucalyptus leaves and the equivalent of 1 liter of water. Bring the water to a boil. When it reaches the boiling point add the eucalypt leaves and boil for 30 to 40 minutes. After this time turn off the fire, and be careful not to burn yourself, take the bucket and go through all the rooms of your house, especially in those more humid.
4. Chamomile Mosquito 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 the one 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. Bring the water and the chamomile to a boil, leaving the fire for 30 minutes.
After this time turn off the fire, take the bucket and go through all the rooms of your house, especially in those more humid.