With monsoon comes the mosquito menaces and so are the diseases like Dengue, Malaria and chikungunya. Real fight for a parent is to protect children from these diseases and we all know the side effects of various mosquito repellents present in the market. In this post, let us look at natural alternatives to keep off the mosquitoes.
Here are some popular natural mosquito repellents DIY recipes that should drive the mosquitoes away.
You can dilute this oil with coconut oil and apply on body.
If using on a small child, mix this oil with coconut oil and apply.
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil (OLE)
These oils do not work for longer hours, most have an efficacy of maximum 2-3 hours.
However, you can reapply these oils.
- While taking your child to park, ensure they wear full sleeves
- Use mosquito nets or apply mosquito repellents on the hands & legs that are not covered
Here are few plants you can have in your garden to keep mosquito away –
- Citronella (lemon balm, lemon grass, lemon verbena)
If you do not have the time & patience to try out the above recipes. Here is a ready-made solution for everyone. I have been using these two all natural mosquito repellents and they work great for me & my family. You might want to check them out!
Do share in comments if you have any tips or tricks to keep mosquito away naturally.