Now a days, mosquitoes are in news because of dengue or malaria. These also spread the ‘zeeka’ virus and hence named as enemies of our lives. To keep away mosquitoes, we often use creams, Matt or liquids available in the markets. But due to the chemical content of these, long-term allergy or other serious problems might occur.
Here are the safe and natural ways to keep mosquitoes away!
Neem oil mixed with coconut oil in 1:1 portion is an effective mosquito repellent. This can be applied on the skin. It also nourishes the skin.
Camphor dissolved in coconut oil is an excellent mosquito repellent. Apply the mixer on full body before bed or at the peak time of mosquitoes. We can also burn the camphor at house to keep mosquitoes away.
Pudina (Mint leaves)
Mosquitoes are allergic to mint leaves! Keep some mint leaves in water at home or we can grow this herb in order to get rid of mosquitoes. Also, we can apply mint oil to the skin to keep away mosquitoes.
Eucalyptus & citronella oil
Centre for disease control, recommends the mixture of eucalyptus & citronella oils to keep away mosquitoes. The ' cyneyol' present in these oils prevents mosquitoes which is also an antiseptic element. These oils can be used by mixing in equal portions.
Eating the garlic produces a smelly sweat which keeps mosquitoes away from your body. A crushed garlic kept in the room has power to repell mosquitoes.
Tulsi (Holy Basil)
We all know the ayurvedic properties of Tulsi. But do you know it also can keep away mosquitoes? We can grow these plants near windows or can keep the leaves in water near window or in bedrooms.
Citronella (Lemon grass)
It is an effective plant which can prevent mosquitoes. The hard smell of these plants can make mosquitoes to run away. We can grow these plants in and around our house.
Lavender is not only used as perfume purposes but also to keep away mosquitoes. The Lavender oil can be applied on body to escape from mosquito bites.
So, why compromising with chemicals? Keep your family safe.