Mosquito bites are completely harmless unless its an infected mosquito. Even thought the itchiness can go away in a few minutes, it can cause bumps and can be quite uncomfortable. Mosquito repellent sprays and creams are a great away to deter mosquitoes but they often contain unwanted synthetic chemicals that absolutely aren’t completely safe for the skin. Looking out for an all-natural mosquito repellent? Below is a recipe for essential oil mosquito repellent-
RECIPE FOR ESSENTIAL OIL MOSQUITO REPELLENT:
Things you need-
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup witch hazel
- 10 drops lavender oil
- 10 drops lemongrass oil
In a jar, add distilled or filtered water and pour in pure witch hazel. Witch hazel has anti-microbial effects and helps contain all the oils in the recipe. Add in lavender oil and lemongrass oil and stir. Transfer to a spray bottle and shake well. Spray liberally on skin and rub it n before sleeping or heading out of the house or just anytime you need it.
You can also add in some aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil for added skin benefits. Another essential oil that you can use is lemon, cinnamon, geranium, citronella eucalyptus, patchouli etc.