We can all agree that mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects known mankind! In addition to sucking blood when they find you in pitch black darkness, they are also capable of biting through clothing as well.
While most people reach for sprays and other store-bought mosquito repellents, the truth is that they are packed with chemicals and toxins that cause more harm than good.
The good news is that there are many natural remedies that can repel mosquitoes effectively and naturally. Contrary to popular belief, going natural doesn’t necessarily mean that you are to give up repelling power!
The best thing regarding any home remedy is that it is available to everyone. But, the internet is full of misinformation that could tell you the opposite and lead you off target.
So, you might wonder what is that separates the remedies that really work from the ineffective ones. In fact, you should look no further than science- scientists are quite enthusiastic about one particular essential oil blend. Its heavenly smell is basically the key to having an all-natural mosquito repellent this summer!
Not only are mosquitoes extremely annoying, but they also carry deadly diseases like the Zika virus and malaria. Therefore, protecting against mosquito bites is protecting your health.
It has been scientifically shown that the blend of lemon and eucalyptus essential oils acts as potent mosquito repellent. It contains a compound that is far more effective than DEET, one of the most common and highly toxic insect repellents.
In fact, the researchers noted that DEET provided 84% protection in a 4-hour period, compared to the lemon-eucalyptus blend which provided 97% in the same time period!
Needless to say, preparing this mosquito repellent takes more than just dumping the oils into a spray bottle with water. But, although it requires a few extra ingredients, the preparation is super easy and simple!