Mosquito season is here! Be prepared with bug spray.
Depending where you live mosquitos may not pose a threat to your bare skin (lucky you!), but in other places it is necessary to cover up every inch of skin AND use a repellent. If you live outside the city grid where there are lots of trees and ponds, make sure you bookmark this because if you don’t, you’ll wish you did!
Tips to help avoid getting bitten:
There are mosquito dunks that are considered safe for humans while being highly toxic to mosquitoes that can be added to standing water. These dunks stop the mosquito larvae from maturing into mosquitos.
Making a natural mosquito repellent is easy. Applying essential oils directly to the skin is not recommended. While it’s ok to apply some essential oils to the skin, many can cause irritation, a person may have an allergy and not know it (better to find out with a diluted version than full strength), and others can make their way into the bloodstream which can be dangerous.
Plant Based Mosquito Repellent (240g)
o Citronella 10 drops
o Lavender 5 drops
o Mint 10 drops
o Lemon Eucalyptus 15 drops
o Rosemary 5 drops
o Lemon Balm 5 drops
Shake well before each application. Apply as often as is needed, more than once per day.
If you don’t want to make your own mosquito repellent, have a look at the one we have developed here.
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