Mosquitoes can really be irritating and apart from the fact that they transmit sickness like malaria, dengue fever and even zika virus, they can be annoying.
The first repellent was produced in 1956 but since then nothing really has changed, while these repellents are quite effective against mosquitoes they also are dangerous to humans and cause harmful side effects.
The active component for mist repellents is DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-tolouamide). However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have stated that DEET is not safe for human use.
You can naturally ward off mosquitoes using a homemade spray called “Bug Off”.
What you need include:
- Essential oils such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, citronella.
- A spray bottle
You should mix these essential oils very well in your spray bottle.
- You should pour 30 drops of lavender essential oil in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil such as olive oil.
- Rub this mixture on your skin for great results.
You can also eat garlic daily, if you do you will be able to ward off mosquitoes as the garlic is extruded from the pores of your skin and this wards off mosquitoes.
Source: Healthy Life Tricks