As the warmer weather is starting to move in for summertime, so are those pesky mosquitos! Spring through Summer months are their peak season, but surprisingly, mosquitos can actually survive in temperatures close to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
On top of those itchy bites, mosquitos can carry harmful diseases such as the West Nile Virus, Zika, or Malaria which can cause serious complications. So, now is the perfect time to find a mosquito repellant that fits your lifestyle in the most natural, environmentally friendly, and effective ways!
Here are 5 natural repellants to help you prepare for mosquito season:
How to use it:Combine half water, half witch hazel (or a vegetable oil) and 10 drops of OLE into a bottle and shake well.
How to use it:In a 50ml bottle, combine 10 drops of cinnamon oil and fill the rest with water, shake well.
How to use it:In a 50ml bottle, combine 10 drops of catnip oil and dilute with water until full.
How to use it:Combine 30 ml of coconut oil and 10 drops of tea tree oil in a bottle and shake well.
How to use it:Combine half water, half witch hazel, and 10 drops of peppermint into a bottle and shake well.
Some other tips to protect yourself from mosquitos are covering up your body as much as possible (i.e. pants, closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, hats, etc.), have a fan running when outside, and plant mosquito-repelling plants around your home.
If you live in an area where mosquitos are heavily populated, or you are prone to being bit, mosquito repellants are a must. It is important to know just what kind of ingredients you are spraying on your skin and all around your environment. Try some of these natural options during this season and experience all the benefits they have. You may be surprised by the power of nature!
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