Camping and outdoor dining area a few fun-filled activities that everyone loves to perform. Who doesn’t like camping in the jungle or plain fields with the clear sky? But the only thing that is going outdoors at night that annoys most of us is the mosquitoes. The mosquitoes are naturally present in the jungles and open areas, where there are puddles of water or natural sources of filth. Most of the time, you’ll get mosquito bites on your body, and that will disturb your peaceful camping experience with your kids. Not just the bites, these mosquitoes usually cause the diseases like Malaria and Dengue, which are not good at all.
So, it’s highly essential to stay safe from mosquitoes when you can see in nature’s habitat. Nowadays, we can see mosquitoes in urban areas due to pollution and the filth around us. That’s why you should stay safe from the mosquitoes and wear the mosquito repellant on the body. Most of the mosquito repellant products in the market are nothing but chemical composition. Though, there are a few mosquito killers available in the market like buzzb-gone, but they are very costly. If you have allergies to any of the chemicals, you may not be able to use the same on your skin. Fortunately, nature has the answer for the same, and we are listing some of the best homemade mosquito repellents that work perfectly. You can find almost all of the ingredients easily in your home or the market. So, prepare your homemade mosquito repellant for your peaceful camping and jungle safari nights.
Homemade Mosquito Repellants
There are a lot of natural ingredients which will help you get the mosquito repellent effects. There is no need to use the chemically made repellents that are harsh for your skin if used for a long time. Here are a few great natural and homemade mosquito repellents that will work perfectly fine.
#1 – Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil smells very nice and provides a soothing effect. But the Eucalyptus oil works as a mosquito repellant and also as a deodorant. So, it’s always better to have the eucalyptus oil handy for applying on your skin. Directly applying the oil to your skin might make it pretty stronger. So, you should mix it with the carrier oil. In a spray bottle, add nearly 5-10 ML of eucalyptus oil with the carrier oils like the coconut oil and mix it thoroughly. Spray it gently on your skin, and you are ready to roll without fearing the mosquitoes.
Citronella is the best thing that repels the mosquitoes. None of the small insects go near the Citronella plant. That’s why most commercial mosquito repellents have the essence of Citronella or citronella oil in the composition. As this is the time of the pandemic, it’s always better to have to rub alcohol to sanitize our hands and body parts. So, you should take Citronella oil and mix it with rubbing alcohol or any non-smelling sanitizer to make it into the mosquito repellant. This recipe works perfectly fine in repelling the mosquitoes and all other annoying insects from biting you. If you are sensitive to alcohol, then make sure to replace the same with Sesame oil or coconut oil as it is non-reacting and will moisturize your skin.
If you are tired of having many mosquitoes in your backyard, you can take certain measures to control their habitats. With the Epsom Salt ( Magnesium Sulphate ) and your regular mouthwash spray, you can easily control the mosquitoes in your backyard. All you have to do is to take one liter of water, add one teaspoon of Epsom Salt, and a little bit of Mouthwash into the same. Mix this well and spray it onto your lawn and all of the trees. The Epsom Salt works as the fertilizer for the plants and also repels all of the mosquitoes. So, instead of applying it to the skin, you can spray it all around your backyard to reduce or kill all the mosquitoes and insects.
Urban people have less chance of going outside or owning the backyard. But, the chances of them getting irritated by the mosquitoes are pretty high. To fix the same, you should combine Vinegar and Baking Soda in the plate or deep dish and keep it in your room. The mixture will attract the mosquitoes and other insects in your room, and they will drown in the same. Make sure to keep all your windows and doors in the house closed to get rid of all the mosquitoes. It’s not technically the mosquito repellant but a homemade mosquito killer.
#5 – Neem Oil
Neem Oil is a natural insect repellent. It’s a natural ingredient and used in agriculture as an insecticide and fungicide. As it’s a natural product, it doesn’t have any side effects on humans. So, take the Neem tree essential oil and mix it with the carrier oil. Almond or Coconut oil works best as the carrier oil. Mix 5ML of Neem oil with 100ML of Carrier oil and mix it well. After that, take a small amount of the same and apply it to the exposed part of the skin. This excellent homemade mosquito repellant will provide all-around protection for more than four hours. Those who have smell sensitivity would find it highly useful, as it doesn’t have any kind of strong smell.
Mosquitoes or any kind of insects are good for nature but not for humans. As they transmit the diseases, many of the people in third-world countries suffer from the same. That’s why it’s better to take all precautions to avoid mosquito bites. With these homemade mosquito repellants, you can stay safe from the mosquitoes and the insects that will cause irritation and diseases.