11 Fragrant Ways You Can Effectively Repel Mosquitoes

    11 Fragrant Ways You Can Effectively Repel Mosquitoes
    Greg

    9:50 AM EDT, May 28, 2023, updated: 9:28 AM EDT, May 29, 2023

    Summer time means hours spent outdoors. However, long walks in the park, afternoons by the lake or pleasant mornings in the garden may all be disturbed by mosquitoes that seem to have only one mission – annoy you with the buzz and the bites. The allergic reaction mosquitos cause are not only itchy and annoying, but first and foremost in some extreme cases they may have some serious consequences. Is the battle against mosquitoes going to be lost again? Not at all, if you try using some wonderful smells to combat these nasty little creatures!

    # 1 Scented oils of anise, cloves, basil and eucalyptus

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    Scented oils of anise, cloves, basil and eucalyptus have a good mosquito-repelling potential. Just apply some diluted oils on exposed parts of your skin or spray them (5-10 drops of oil per a glass of water). Alternatively, you can leave the oils on a source of heat, e.g. a hot frying pan or a fragrance lamp. You can also soak a cotton wad with an oil and leave it on the window sill.

    Effective natural mosquito repellents

    #2 Vanilla powder

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    Mix vanilla powder with children balm in 1:10 ratio. Then apply the mixture on the exposed parts of your body

    #3 Cloves

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    Put 5 grams of cloves into a glass full of water and boil the mixture for 15 minutes. Mix 10 drops of the stew with a spoonful of any cologne and apply it on the exposed parts of your body. Such mixture should keep the insects at bay for at least 2 hours.

    #4 Juniper twigs

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    If you are going to have a bonfire, leave a few juniper twigs in the middle of the fireplace so that its smell could repel mosquitoes.

    #5 Black elder twigs

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    Keeping a few fresh twigs of black elder in your bedroom also keeps the insects away. However, you need to remember that too many of the twigs might make it hard for you to fall asleep. That is why having them in your bedroom is not an option.

    #6 Sage grass infusion

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    Not even a single mosquito will dare to sit on your face if you rinse it with sage grass roots stew.

    Boil a bunch of chopped roots in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes and wait until it cools. Rinse your face and forget the bugs.

    #7 Wheatgrass infusion

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    This recipe has been with us for hundreds of years. Why not give it a try today then?

    Put a bunch of chopped wheatgrass roots into a jug of water and boil it three times so that the stew gets light-yellow. Again rinse your face and hands to become very unattractive for mosquitoes.

    #8 Cedar oil

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    The scent of cedar oil repels mosquitoes as well as other insects, including cockroaches.

    #9 Basil leaves

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    Fresh basil leaves and flowers chopped and left all over the place keep the insects away. You can also rub them in your skin.

    Effective natural mosquito repellents

    #10 Asphodel

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    Asphodel is another natural repellent. Dry flowers, twigs and leaves can be powdered or even left all over to make your house inaccessible for mosquitoes.

    #11 Coffee

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    Another natural and highly effective mosquito repellent. Moreover, apart from mosquitoes coffee keeps away also wasps and bees.

    As you know, coffee itself is highly fragrant. When you burn it, the insects get away like mad! When you add a bay leaf, the escape is even more rapid!

    Leave some freshly ground coffee on a small saucer, a piece of aluminum foil, a plate or any container on which the coffee could be burnt. And that’s it! Such coffee incense relive everyone around, of course excluding the insects.

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