Indian Lilac Oil and Coconut Oil
Indian lilac has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral and also anti-protozoan properties. Mix Indian lilac oil and pure coconut oil in the ratio 1:1 and apply it all over your body. The strong smell of the mixture will keep the mosquitoes away from you for at least eight hours. Coconut oil also has mosquito repellent properties.
Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Oil
A mixture of lemon oil and eucalyptus oil also works as a natural mosquito repellent. You just need to mix the lemon oil and the eucalyptus oil in equal proportions and apply it on the exposed parts of the body.
Citronella oil is the best essential oil when it comes to prevent mosquitoes. Apply citronella oil all over the body. You can also inject a few drops of this essential oil in a candle and light it up. Or else, put it in a spray bottle and sprinkle it in the mosquito prone areas.
The strong odor of mint, which most of us love very much, is loathed by mosquitoes. You can take out the mint oil from the mint extracts or just use the extract as it is to keep mosquitoes away. You can spray the mint oil by pouring it in a spray bottle, or you can apply it on the exposed parts of your body. Alternatively, grow mint shrubs in your garden.
The smell of lavender oil can keep away mosquitoes as effectively as any chemical agent would do. The smell of the lavender flower and oil is very strong and mosquitoes can’t tolerate it. Therefore, spray lavender oil it in the room. Or you can also apply it on your face and other parts of the body which remain exposed.
Some final advice:
- Keep all the doors and windows of your house closed to prevent the entry of mosquitoes.
- Whenever you see mosquitoes flying around you, just kill them immediately. This will make your atmosphere relatively mosquito-free.
- Mosquitoes get attracted by light. So use mosquito-repellent lights such as sodium lamps, yellow bug lights or LED lights in your house.
- Do not allow any water to stand near your house. Stagnant water is the place where mosquitoes breed and multiply