There are many reasons why summer is the favorite season of many people. Who does not like sunny and long days, right? You can spend the entire day at the beach or go to picnics.
However, there is one thing that I personally do not like about the summer time. The annoying mosquitoes! Actually, these bugs are considered as the most annoying insects!
Mosquito bites itch and they are stinging. So, mosquito bites can be a really unpleasant experience.
Moreover, they are more attracted to some people than to others. So, if you belong to the group of those people, certainly there is some reason for that.
It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to more than 20% of the population. So, let’s find out more!
What Attracts Them More?
- Certain Skin Types
- The blood type – The blood type O attracts them the most
- Lactic acid – The genetic factors and the high body temperature are extremely important
- The color of clothing- Make sure to avoid the dark blue, black and red color.
- Consumption of alcohol
It is a fact that you can’t do anything about genetics. But, there are some things you can do. For example, you can avoid beer, wear white, and take cold showers.
All of this will help you not to use to much bug spray. However, you can also make a natural bug repellent.
It is natural, completely safe to use, smells better than most of the commercial products and it will keep the annoying mosquitoes at bay.
How to Make The Natural Repellent
- Essential oil- You can choose from citronella, lavender, peppermint or rose geranium.
- Aloe Vera gel
- Vegetable oil
Mix the essential oil with Aloe Vera gel and vegetable oil. Simple as that! Now you can use your natural repellent and apply it on your skin!
Other Natural Repellent
- Lemon Eucalyptus oil
- Rosemary – 2 sprigs
Put 7-10 drops of the essential oil in a mason jar. Add a few slices of lime and a few of lemon and 2 sprigs rosemary. Fill the rest of the jar with water. Then, you can place a lit tea candle that can float.
It is believed that the eucalyptus oil from lemon is a natural insect repellent that has small amounts of DEET because high amounts of DEET are harmful.
This will be a great decoration and mosquito repellent all in one.