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Everyone loves summer; however, mosquitoes and other insects, which are very annoying, are always a part of it. Unfortunately, not only are they a problem when we try to enjoy outside during the summer days, but they are also transmitters of the recent Zika virus epidemic. Therefore, it is crucial to know how to repel them efficiently and protect your health.

Although there are a lot of commercial bug repellents, they are filled with DEET, a chemical that is known to cause certain health problems, like skin irritation, allergic reactions, as well as nervous system interference. On the other hand, bug repellents made of natural ingredients carry no side effects while they efficiently repel mosquitoes and other insects as well.
According to a number of studies, lemon eucalyptus essential oil has been proven to ward off mosquitoes. Also, citronella essential oil, made from lemon grass is an excellent bug repellent because of its potent smell. Additionally, as shown by numerous studies, substances obtained from the peel of fruits like limes, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges, and lemons are great tools for repelling mosquitoes and many other insects due to their strong smell.

Bug-Repelling Mason Jars

MOSQUITO REPELLENT MASON JARS

Needed:

  • 2 mason jars
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops of citronella essential oil

Preparation:

Add equal amounts of lemon and lime slices into the jars. Then, add 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar. Add water into the jars (3/4), and then add the essential oils without mixing them together. If needed, add some more water until the jar is almost full. At the end, put a candle on top of the jar, and light it up.

You can use these jars to repel mosquitoes and other insects when you are at a campfire or at home- in the backyard or on the porch, and in all other places where mosquitoes frequently appear.

Source:theheartysoul.com

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Everyone loves summer; however, mosquitoes and other insects, which are very annoying, are always a part of it. Unfortunately, not only are they a problem when we try to enjoy outside during the summer days, but they are also transmitters of the recent Zika virus epidemic. Therefore, it is...