With the change in weather or onset of monsoon and summer comes the season of mosquitoes and other insects. Mosquitoes can either just bite and cause temporary itchiness and bump or something serious like dengue or malaria. Mosquito repellents like sprays, coils, incense sticks ad bars are all effective to a certain extent but they also expel harmful fumes and toxic aerosol droplets that can have serious health hazards if inhaled for longer periods. Looking out for natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes? Below are our top 6 natural remedies you might want to try-
EUCALYPTUS OIL SPRAY – Eucalyptus oil is thought to be one of the most effective mosquito repellents. Eucalyptus Oil are relatively affordable, and it is easily available in the market or online.
How to use – Add 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil along with 1/2 cup water in a spray bottle and mix it well. You can then spray on pulse points like wrists, behind ear, neck, etc.
LEMON & CLOVE MOSQUITO REPELLENT – Mosquitoes hate the smell of lemon and clove and avoid entering the houses or flying in the areas that smell like lemon or clove. Here is an easy way to make your own mosquito repellent using fresh lemons and cloves.
How to use- Take a lemon and slice it into half. Now poke about five to six cloves in Lemon and keep it near Door, Windows and every corner of the house. READ MORE – NATURAL REMEDIES – 6 BEST WAYS TO GET RID OF ANTS
NEEM – Using Neem against Mosquitoes is yet another natural way to keep mosquitoes away. Neem has a strong scent that mosquitoes dislike. Neem oil makes a great mosquito repellent and is the oil pressed from the seeds of the neem tree. Because of its bitter smell, mosquitoes stay away.
How to use- You can burn Neem Leaves in the house. Also rub it onto exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites if you are heading out. This helps in keeping Mosquitoes away for a few hours.
CAMPHOR – Camphor is a natural mosquito repellent and is made from the extract of a tree, Camphor. It is an easily acquired household substance and is easily available in market or online. Camphor simply has an odour which keeps mosquitoes away.
How to use- You can add camphor in a diffuser and place it in a room with doors and windows closed for 20 min.
PEPPERMINT OIL – Neem oil makes a great mosquito repellent and is the oil pressed from the seeds of the neem tree. Because of its bitter smell, mosquitoes stay away.
How to Use- Mix few drops of peppermint oil with coconut oil and apply on pulse points like wrists, behind ear, neck, etc. Can also be added in witch hazel to make mosquito repellent body spray.
LAVENDER – Lavender scent is soothing to us but certainly disliked by insects including mosquitoes.
How to use- One easy way is to plant lavender in your home and keep it in different areas of the house to deter mosquitoes. You can also add lavender oil to some water and pray it on your skin and house. READ MORE – BEST PLANTS FOR SLEEP + DIY SLEEP SPRAY