Everybody enjoys the beautiful and sunny summer days, bet there is also one irritating thing that go along with it – the insects, mosquitoes in particular. They can make our summer days not so enjoyed anymore and they are very irritating creatures.
So it is of great significance to eliminate these insects from near our home, and another important reason for that is the appearance of Zika virus epidemic.
Ways to eliminate the mosquitoes
There are many possible solutions for this problem – the first one is to use common bug spray, but the bad thing is that this type of spray is that it is full with harmful chemicals – the so called DEET, and they are considered to be the main culprit of many medical issues, like allergies and irritation and they can even affect the nervous system. So it is for your own safety to replace these dangerous products and use natural ones instead.
Natural repellents for bugs
Citronella essential oil
Lemongrass is the plant used to make this oil and it is powerful in getting rid of mosquitoes and other insects because of its strong scent.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil
Lemon eucalyptus tree is used to make this essential oil and it has been proven to be highly efficient in repelling insects.
Using the substances from citrus fruit peels is a powerful natural repellent for mosquitoes.
Natural homemade Mosquito Repellent Mason Jars
Mixing all three of these previously mentioned essential oils and citrus fruit, can create a powerful natural repellent for mosquitoes.
- One lemon, sliced
- One lime, sliced
- 2 mason jars
- 10 drops of citronella essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- 4 rosemary sprigs
- Floating disc candles
Take the two mason jars and put inside them equal amounts of lime slices and lemon slice, and also add 2 springs of rosemary in each jar. After that you will need to pour water in the jars to up to 3 quarters and also put 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil in one of the jars and 10 drops of citronella essential oil in the other jar. In the end lit up the candle in order to activate them.
You can put these mason jars wherever you need them, by campfires, backyards and porches. Take them with you wherever you go and they will protect you from the annoying mosquitoes.