World Mosquito Day 2017: 5 Natural Mosquito Repellents That Work Like A Charm
Ahead of the World Mosquito Day, read on to find out the five natural ways to repel mosquitoes without exposing yourself to chemicals.
World Mosquito Day: Best natural way to repel mosquitoes
LOTUS - Lotus is a good antidote against mosquitoes. A recent study in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine shows lotus is an effective mosquito repellent and also helps kill mosquito larvae. It is the best protection against open water breeding in ponds and lakes.
LAVENDER - It's fragrance is very effective in repelling the mosquitoes away. Lavender oil or its crushed flowers are also very good for the skin. As an added bonus, the scent of lavender oil also acts as a relaxant and encourages sleep.
NEEM OIL - It appears as if Neem has the cure to every problem, including this one. Its effects are long and lasting. But certain studies have pointed out that it can cause mild skin irritation if applied on certain skin types, so ensure that you don't overdo it.
GARLIC - Mosquitoes can't stand garlic. Well it appears the myth about blood sucking vampires and garlic is true after all! The strong smell from Garlic prevents mosquitoes to find their prey, also they it releases strong chemicals which the mosquitoes tend to avoid.
THYME OIL - In a study on animals, it was noted that if 5 percent thyme oil was applied to the skin of hairless mice it provided a 91 percent protection of 91 percent. Even burning Thyme in the vicinity will act as a repellent for several hours.