Summer is one of the best period time of the year, but also many creatures are flying around, especially those pesky mosquitos. Enjoying the summer can be annoying when those small mosquito insects are all around, mostly because of the resent Zika virus epidemic as one of the reasons to get rid of them.
Some of the commercial sprays for keeping mosquitos away can be very effective, however, most of the commercial sprays contain the chemical DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide). Rush on the skin and irritation also the allergic reactions are one of the bad side effects from DEET chemical, that is a part of the most commercial anti-mosquito sprays. Nervous system interference is also possible from usage.
Natural Bug Repellent
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil, according to various studies can be proven to be effective at scattering mosquitos. The essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the lemon eucalyptus tree.
Citronella essential oil can also be used forward off mosquitos and different kinds of insects because is extracted from the lemongrass and the strong scent is quite effective on insects.
Variety of studies shows that the most effective way of repelling mosquitos can be substances made from different fruits including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. The fact proves that using natural-based substances from fruits to repel mosquitoes, does not do any harm whatsoever when used by people.
Natural Mosquito Repellent Mason Jars
The use of Mason jar for mosquitos repellent is one of the most effective proven methods, using essential oils and citrus fruits. The ingredients bellow show everything you need to make a Mason jar of your own:
- 2 mason jars
- 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops of citronella essential oil
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 4 sprigs of rosemary (optional)
- Floating disc candles
- Slices of lemon and lime should be added the same amount in each jar
- Optional is to put 2 sprigs of rosemary in each jar.
- The jar needs to be filled with ¾ of water
- Then you need to add 10 of each type of the essential oils in the specific jar ( no mixing together)
- Through the process add water until the jar is full
The final step of the process is to activate the natural mosquito repellents by lighting up a candle. The final product can be used in many environments such as porches, campfires and many outdoor places where mosquitos are dominant.