How to use essential oils to keep the mosquitoes away (2)

How to Use Essential Oils to Keep the Mosquitoes away

Mosquitoes are very annoying insects to be around. They buzz in your ear and always keep you on guard. Sleeping doesn’t also do much because they will still find ways to annoy you. You sleep and wake up the next day with itchy red bumps, and now you’re afraid of sleeping. So what can you do to keep the mosquitoes away from biting and make sure they don’t come near you.

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There are countless options available on the market and in your local grocery store or pharmacy, but if you feel a bit iffy by using chemical products, there is always a natural option or actually options, plural, because what we are about to explore are essential oils that use natural ingredients as their active component to keep the mosquitoes away.

Before we get to what essential oils are used to deter mosquitoes, it would be a good idea to first find out what they are exactly! The definition of essential oil puts it down as a natural oil typically obtained through distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which is extracted. This can be explained when flowers are used to extract essential oils. A certain amount of flowers are distilled mechanically or manually to be only left with the oil of the flower. It can be compared to squeezing an orange and being left with juice to then let it go through a strainer to get rid of the pulp.

These are natural deterrents that mosquitoes do not like and work the same way that keeps humans at a distance because it irritates the nose and eyes like skunk spray. So which type of essential oils keeps the mosquitoes away? Let’s take a look!

Explore the following options like repellants citronella, eucalyptus, vanilla, citrus, or tree oil. These can be available in specialized stores that sell natural products. They can be a bit on the pricey side than your average over-the-counter chemical repellant, but if you really prefer something non-toxic, then these ingredients are the way to go.

Another option that seems to be effective is to keep beer in a bowl or a bowl of soapy water. It turns out that mosquitoes are very intolerant towards alcohol. It must be noted though, that the placement is very important as it gets greatly affect whether it’ll work or not. generally, bowls close to any opening such as windows or doors will work as they first sneak in through those entrances. A slice of lemon and water also seem to do the trick.

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