During the hot summer days, the annoying mosquitoes and other insects are quite common problem. On the market you can find various products such as sprays and powders that are efficient and will keep the pests at bay. However, these products are loaded with chemicals that are detrimental for your and the health of your loved ones. Most of the products contain chemical compound known as DEET, which was proved to cause numerous health issues such as allergic reactions, irritation and even interference of the nervous system.
Natural bug repellents
We have some good news for you: instead using harmful dangerous chemicals, you can try some natural methods that are incredibly effective and will help you to repel the annoying insects.
There are many scientific studies which have proved that lemon eucalyptus essential oil is one of the most efficient natural ingredients for repelling mosquitoes. In addition to that, the citronella essential oil is efficient due to its strong scent.
Recent study showed that peel of citrus fruit, such as orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and lime contain substances that have the ability to repel mosquitoes and many other insects. The citrus fruits have specific and strong smell that is very efficient and will keep the pests at bay.
Mosquito repellent mason jars
In order to repel mosquitoes you will need is essential oils and a mason jar.
Below we will explain you how to prepare a mosquito repellent mason jar:
1 sliced lemon
1 sliced lime
10 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops citronella essential oil
4 sprigs rosemary (optional)
2 mason jars
In each of the mason jars add same amount of lime and lemon slices and then add 2 sprigs of rosemary. Next step is to pour water into the jars and add the essential oils, but make sure not to mix them together. If is necessary, add more water.
Place the jars in your houses, and the best places are the backyard, porch and the campfire.
How to activate the mosquito repellents? All you should do is to light a candle and place it inside the jar.