Summer time means spending more time outdoors with your kids, cooking food, and inviting guests for some BBQ while enjoying the cool breeze at night. Although this may give you a glimpse of fun weekends with the group, it also means being exposed to the elements, particularly those that bite, such as in the case of mosquitoes.
When these insects bite, they leave this small, itchy bump on the skin that can leave you scratching at it incessantly. This may lead to broken skin if you scratch at it vigorously. Most of us will be buying insect repellants to make them go away, but the chemicals in them may have an effect on your skin. That said, is there any way for you to prevent mosquito bites in the first place?
Use peppermint oil
If you are looking for a natural repellant to insects, you should try peppermint oil. Considered as a safer alternative to bug sprays, mix this oil with other scents such as lemon before applying on your skin. It is important that you dilute peppermint oil in a carrier oil first to avoid triggering skin rashes.
Install a fan
For those who will be whipping up some grilled food in your gathering, it would be better if you bring out a fan too to keep the mosquitoes away. Mosquitoes are generally bad flyers, so turn on your fan and drive them away.
Another way to keep mosquitoes from enjoying your blood too much is to use some lemongrass oil. This oil is actually an effective bug repellant that will keep you free from all the buzzing of mosquitoes and their bites. Mix this oil with other essential oils such as cinnamon bark oil to enhance its effects.
If you ae looking for a natural repellant then this is the one for you. Studies have found that the use of eucalyptus means protection from these annoying insects up to 12 hours. And when combined with lemon, what you end up with is a bug repellant that is safe and convenient to use. Just make sure that you don’t use it on your little ones yet.
It is important that you avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes as they may carry malaria. It is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with mosquitoes which is why these tips are worth considering.