Is there anything worse than the buzzing sound of that annoying mosquito flying past your face while you’re trying your hardest to just have a good night’s sleep? However, using chemical products to keep them away is not on the top of everyone’s wish list. Instead of going the chemical route, try using eucalyptus to keep mosquitoes away. Below is how you could use eucalyptus as mosquito repellent along with its benefits:
- Eucalyptus oil stands out from other essential oils because it wipes out or repels entire colonies, and prevents re-infestations, instead of simply killing bugs and insects individually.
- Eucalyptus has a strong smell that masks your body odor perfectly that can keep mosquitoes away. Since mosquitoes are attracted to body odour, they won’t have a chance to be around you.
- Eucalyptus not only repels mosquitoes and other bugs, it can also reduce redness and inflammation caused by insect bites.
MOSQUITO REPELLENT BODY SPRAY- In a bowl, add ½ cup water and ½ cup witch hazel. Mix it well and add in 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Mix it well and pour it into a spray bottle. Use it t spray n your body before sleeping or anytime of the day to keep mosquitoes away. You can also spray it near windows to prevent mosquitoes from coming in.
MOSQUITO REPELLENT BALM- In a bowl, add in 1 cup melted shea butter and ½ cup melted beeswax. Add in 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and mix it well. Put it into a tiny tin and let it harden. Use this as a balm on body to repel mosquitoes.