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10 ways to repel mosquitoes

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In the markets there are many solutions against the problem of mosquitoes, but usually these solutions contain some chemicals that can have side effects on our health.

Below you will find a list of 10 aromatic alternatives to the mosquito problem.

1. Vanilla extract

Mix it with any odorless cream in a ratio of 1 to 10 and apply to all exposed areas of your body.

2. Essential oil of basil, eucalyptus or clove seeds

Add five to ten drops of essential oil to a glass of water and apply to areas not covered by clothing. You can also paint a piece of cotton with it and put it on the window to keep mosquitoes away.

3. Lavender

Mosquitoes cannot stand the smell of lavender, whether fresh, dry or in oily form. Fortunately for us, lavender is used in aromatherapy treatments as a natural remedy for calmness and anxiety. You can use lavender on clothes, on the skin, or simply as a flower in the home.

4. Clove seeds

Take five grams of clove seeds and boil them with a glass of water. 10 drops of this low-alcohol liquid are enough to apply to all exposed areas of the body. 

5. Juniper

If you have organized an outdoor activity, throw some juniper branches in the bubulak fire and the mosquitoes will not bother you.

6. Cedar oil

Cedar oil is not only one of the most popular perfume ingredients, but also quite effective in repelling insects: mosquitoes, flies and cockroaches that hate its scent.

7. Sweet wormwood

Oil made from the juice of the roots of sweet wormwood (a handful of this herb is boiled in 1,5 liters of water for about an hour and a half) is not only effective in treating wounds, but if applied to the skin can serve as a mosquito repellent.

8. Chamomile

One of the oldest medicinal plants has a paralyzing effect on the nerve cells of insects. So you can dry it and distribute it around the house.

9. Fresh basil or tomato leaves

Mosquitoes cannot tolerate the smell of these plants, so do not hesitate to use them.

10. Garlic

According to scientific data, mosquitoes stay away from him or her who eats a lot of garlic. But remember that if you eat too much garlic, people will also stay away from you, so don't overdo it.

If the mosquito manages to bite you, you can do the following to get rid of that terrible feeling of endless itching.

You can put some honey on the bite area. However, you should be careful and try this at home, because honey can attract other insects.

You can use Aloe Vera. But fresh basil leaves also help by reducing bloating. You can use a paste made from aspirin and water or a simple toothpaste./AgroWeb.org