Written By Admin
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Natural Bug Repellents
The good news is that there are natural foods and compounds which can also repel insets, without the risk of exposing yourself to harmful chemicals.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil has been proven to repel mosquitoes through numerous studies. Moreover, citronella essential oil, which is drawn out from lemon grass, also wards off mosquitoes due to its strong scent.
According to a study, substances obtained from the peel of citrus fruits like limes, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges, and lemons also repel mosquitoes and other insect. In other words, the strong smell of citrus fruits is extremely effective at keeping mosquitoes away without causing side effects.
Mosquito Repellent Mason Jars
The use of mason jars is one of the most effective ways of using essential oils and citrus fruits to repel mosquitoes. Here is how to make you own mosquito repellent mason jar:
2 mason jars
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
4 sprigs of rosemary (optional)
10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of citronella essential oil
Add even amount of lemon and lime slices into the jars
Add 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar
Pour water into the jars (3/4)
Finally, add the essentials oils without mixing them together
Add more water, if needed
These jars are great for places like campfires, backyards, porches, and other places where mosquitoes thrive. Lighting a candle is all you have to do to activate these mosquito repellents. As simple as that!